From The Washington Post
Seems that the recession is causing more children to fall into poverty...
In Michigan, for example, the rate of children living in poverty rose by more than a third, from 14 percent in 2000 to 19 percent in 2007. In Ohio, the number went up by almost a fifth in the same period, from 16 to 19 percent.
"They're like a canary in a coal mine," Beavers said. "We're likely to see this pattern repeated in many states."
Remember folks, in times of recession, Kids are like a canary in a coal mine.