Report shows increase in child poverty

Report shows increase in child poverty

LANSING — According to a report released Monday by the Michigan League for Public Policy, child poverty has gone up in eighty Michigan counties since 2006.

That information comes from the 2016 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book, which outlines policy recommendations for legislators to help low-income children and children of color and their families. The report indicates that almost a quarter of Michigan children live in poverty – that’s up 23 percent between 2006 and 2014.

The group also ranks Michigan counties based on overall child well-being in the report. Both Marquette and Houghton Counties made the top ten. Individual county profiles can be found by clicking here.