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More NJ kids living in poverty, says report

More New Jersey kids are living in poverty and children of color are struggling more than white kids on all fronts, according to a New Jersey Kids Count 2015 report released Monday by Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ).

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A different approach to tackling poverty in NJ

New Jersey's approach to tackling poverty has long been to focus separately on children and adults. A new KIDS COUNT policy report released Wednesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation titled, "Creating Opportunities for Families: A Two-Generation Approach" details how the public, private and non-profit sectors should work together to reduce poverty among the 10 million low-income families with young children in America.

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Census numbers show poverty on the rise in New Jersey

Poverty rates in most states have stabilized, but New Jersey was one of three states that saw a jump in both the number of people living in poverty and the poverty rate in 2013.

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Is NJ a good place to raise children?

A new report finds child well-being is improving in many areas of New Jersey, but more kids are also living in poverty.

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‘Kids Count’ Report Cites Rising Poverty [AUDIO]

Growing child poverty is the central theme of the latest "Kids Count" report from Advocates for Children of New Jersey.

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NJ Child Care Workers Barely Above Poverty Level [AUDIO]

Would you stay in a job that pays barely over the poverty level if you had other options?

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New Jersey’s Poverty Rate Goes Up [AUDIO]

A couple of months back, the U.S. Census Bureau reported there were 900,000 New Jersey residents living in poverty.

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Nation’s Poor at 49.7 Million

The number of poor people in America is 3 million higher than the official count, encompassing 1 in 6 residents due to out-of-pocket medical costs and work-related expenses, according to a revised census measure released Wednesday.

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Child Poverty on the Rise in New Jersey [AUDIO]

t's a staggering statistic. More than 646,000 children in New Jersey lived in families earning too little to meet their needs in 2012.

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Is there real poverty in New Jersey?
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Is There Real Poverty in NJ? [POLL]

According to a new report, poverty in NJ reached a 52-year high. Dennis and Judi aren't necessarily buying it. Are you?

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