Increase of PA Children in Poverty: Political, Social, and Educational Implications


A new report shared by the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children showcases the increase in the number of PA children living in poverty (almost 300,000, which amounts to 1 in every 9 children in PA). 

According to PPC:  “The latest statistics should be a concern for all Pennsylvanians because kids in these high-poverty communities are at risk for health and developmental challenges in almost every aspect of their lives, from education to their chances for economic success as adults.”

 National and state-by-state information is available in the full report: Kids Count Data Snapshot: High Poverty Communities   Page 3 contains PA-related information.

The publication is part of the Kids Count Data Snapshot series, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation.Motre info is available at


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