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Report: Child Poverty Rate Hits 20 Percent in the US [VIDEO]

The recession has taken a serious toll on American workers, businesses and homeowners. But now the trickle down effect of the economic climate can be seen in the country’s most vulnerable members: children.

According to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, child poverty in the US increased 18 percent over the past decade. In 2009, nearly 15 million children — or 20 percent of the juvenile population — were living in poverty.

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