RI Kids Count released a new Issue Brief, Child Poverty in Rhode Island, which covers the prevalence and impact of child poverty in Rhode Island communities and recommendations for short-term assistance and long-term solutions to lift families out of poverty. Addressing child poverty in Rhode Island requires a multi-faceted approach, including strategies that attract high-wage jobs, improve the education levels of our current and future workforce and provide access to job training, literacy programs and English language acquisition.

Access to affordable, quality child care and health care can help to mitigate the negative effects of poverty on children.

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