Marquette Mining Journal: Child poverty rate remains ‘stubbornly high’

The Upper Peninsula saw similar trends for impoverished children, going from 19.6 percent in 2008 to 22 percent in 2015, an increase of 12.6 percent. The U.P.’s 2014 figure was 21.2 percent.

“When we look at the trends over the time period, the poverty rates for kids has stayed pretty high,” said Alicia Guevara Warren, Kids Count in Michigan project director at the Michigan League for Public Policy. “While it may have decreased in more recent years, it’s not back below 2008 levels where we were in the Great Recession. It’s still stubbornly high and not changing much.” May 8, 2017 — Marquette Mining Journal