Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: America’s child poverty rate remains stubbornly high despite important progress

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) While many American families have experienced economic gains, children are still most likely to live in households too poor to cover their basic needs. Children make up around a quarter of the US population, but represent more than a third of the nation's poorest residents. Some 41 percent (29.8 million) of America's children were living on the brink of poverty in 2016 -- including more than 5 million infants and toddlers under age three.