The Detroit News: Childhood poverty rates shoot up in area

The number of Michigan children who live in poverty rose 28 percent from 2005-11, resulting in a half-million kids who are experiencing economic insecurity, the latest Kids Count report shows.   In Metro Detroit, the starkest rise in childhood poverty was in Oakland and Macomb counties, where social service providers say middle-class families were most heavily impacted by the downturn of the late 2000s. Jan. 31, 2013 — The Detroit News