The report says the number of poor children in the United States has increased, but so has education and health
A report published by a US non-governmental organization says that the global economic crisis has led to an increase in poverty in the United States, which has reached its highest level in forty years.
The report says that between 2005 and 2010, another 2.4 million children fell into poverty, and a total of 1.57 million children in the United States were affected by poverty.
According to a report published by the ANE Casey Foundation, between 2.5 million and 2,010 children fell into poverty each year.
The report added that the economic crisis in the United States has led to rising poverty and unemployment rates, raising fears that the weakening US economy will have a negative impact on the next generation.
According to the organization, “in almost every state from Washington, the number of children whose parents do not have a permanent job and who find it difficult to run a household due to high prices is increasing.”
Although the organization says health and education have improved in almost all states in the United States, inflation is leading to an increase in poverty.
Patrick McCarthy, the organisation’s chief executive, told reporters that “already poor children in schools, especially tourist Americans and Indian-Americans, feel inferior to white American children.”
Figures released by the US government show that the poverty rate in 2010 was 15.1%, which has now risen to 15.7%.