2016 National Kids Count Data Book
Cities in Crisis
The Flint water crisis calls for long-term solutions to help the children and people of Flint and points to the need for greater investment in infrastructure, health and nutrition across the state. We are working on a series of fact sheets that will be posted here.
Blog: Factually SpeakingHow about better pay? Why Paul Ryan’s poverty proposal misses the point.
A renewed discussion of poverty is welcome in a time when 1 in 6 Michiganians and nearly 1 in 4 children in Michigan are living in poverty. That’s why Speaker Paul Ryan’s anti-poverty proposal, A Better Way, is encouraging: it makes us think about how we should support people who are struggling and the most vulnerable among us. But while this focus on poverty is a welcome change, Speaker Ryan’s proposals rely on outdated and debunked assumptions about the nature of poverty. The big idea in Ryan’s proposal is a doubling-down on the 1996 Welfare... Read More
In The NewsWZZM: Data: Kent County kids rank 26 out of 83 in well-being
Macomb Daily: Child poverty up 74 percent in Macomb County
Grand Rapids Business Journal: More children slipped into poverty over the last decade
Bridge Magazine: Guest column: Do kids really count in Michigan? Data shows them losing ground
The Mining Journal: Child poverty rising
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