Latino Child Poverty Overview
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Latinos compose a growing share of all poor children in the U.S. In 2008, there were 13.5 million poor children in the U.S. and 4.8 million (36.2%) were Hispanic. The projection is that this share will continue to grow. At the same time, the percent of all Latino children who are poor has fallen since the mid-1990s, though the current recession is driving Latino child poverty rates upward.