By Allison Charette, Research Analyst
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Between 1990 and 2012, the national child poverty rate increased from 18 percent to 22 percent, says The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s latest KIDS COUNT Data Book. In addition, the percentage of children living in single-family households has risen from 25 percent to 35 percent while 13 percent of children are now growing up in high-poverty areas. Despite these increases, there have been improvements in the number of children attending preschool and the teen birth rate is at a historic low. (The Annie E. Casey Foundation, July 22)