Thursday, September 29, 2011
The Toll of the Great Recession released by the Pew Hispanic Center documents and analyzes the spread of poverty across the United States that began at the onset of the Great Recession of 2007-2009 and accelerated last year. Poverty has hit one fast-growing demographic group especially hard: Latino children. More Latino children are living in poverty—6.1 million in 2010—than children of any other racial or ethnic group. This marks the first time in U.S. history that the single largest group of poor children is not white. In 2010, 37.3% of poor children were Latino, 30.5% were white and 26.6% were black.