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New Study Examines Economic Insecurity Among Virginia Families

New Study Examines Economic Insecurity Among Virginia Families

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A new study shows nearly one-third of Virginia’s kids are dealing with what researchers call economic insecurity. UVA’s Weldon Cooper Center says 13% of Virginia’s children lived in poverty and more than 18% were in near-poverty during 2011. Researcher Annie Rorem (pictured, courtesy of the University of Virginia) says a family with two adults and two kids might be in the near-poverty category if their total income is under $43,000. Rorem was a Thursday guest on Charlottesville…Right Now with Les Sinclair.

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