Child poverty swells in region

Rate hits 39.1% in 1 county in ’11

Posted: December 16, 2012 at 2:35 a.m.

Job losses during the recession contributed to Washington County’s child poverty rate reaching a level similar to the state’s by 2011, said Kathy Deck, an economist at the University of Arkansas.

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Northwest Arkansas, Pages 17 on 12/16/2012