Hispanic Children Experienced Largest Increase in Poverty During 2009

Special Report from the Center for American Progress Action Fund: A Challenge to Our Nation – Improving the Economic Well-Being of Latino Kids

Hispanic children are tomorrow’s workers and taxpayers. Investing in their education and well-being is investing in America’s future. The Census’s most recent data, however, reveal that of all racial and ethnic groups, Latinos experienced the largest one-year increase in poverty in 2009. The number of Hispanic families with children in poverty has been exacerbated by the current recession and disproportionately high unemployment among Latino workers who are concentrated in the hard-hit industries, such as construction. Read More »