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February 20, 2013

Report Says High Poverty Rate is Obstacle

Charleston Daily Mail – Without its persistently high rate of child poverty, West Virginia could reduce other nagging societal problems like the rates of divorce, obesity, addiction and teen pregnancy. Read

That’s the premise of a new report from the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy and the West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition. That report, released Tuesday, details the state’s “growing and persistent” problem with child poverty — an issue that has plagued West Virginia for generations.

“When people aren’t living in poverty, they aren’t committing as many crimes, they’re eating healthier,” said Stephen Smith, executive director at the Healthy Kids and Families Coalition. “They do better.”

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