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KIDS COUNT-MICH
(2007-07-26)
(wgvu) - MICHIGAN'S STRUGGLING ECONOMY HAS TAKEN
ITS TOLL ON CHILDREN IN RECENT YEARS, HAMPERING STATE INFANT
MORTALITY PROGRAMS AND CAUSING THE CHILD POVERTY RATE TO RISE 36
PERCENT.
THOSE ARE SOME OF THE FINDINGS OF THE ANNUAL KIDS COUNT REPORT
RELEASED TODAY BY THE ANNIE E- CASEY FOUNDATION AND THE MICHIGAN
LEAGUE FOR HUMAN SERVICES.
MICHIGAN SAW THE PERCENTAGE OF POOR CHILDREN JUMP FROM 14
PERCENT IN 2000 TO 19 PERCENT IN 2005.
NOT ALL THE NEWS WAS BAD, SINCE MORE MICHIGAN STUDENTS ARE
STAYING IN HIGH SCHOOL.
THE PERCENTAGE OF THOSE AGES 16 TO 19 WHO ARE HIGH SCHOOL
DROPOUTS DROPPED FROM TEN PERCENT IN 2000 TO SEVEN PERCENT IN 2005.

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