Troubling Child Poverty Trends

DiNapoli Report Examines Troubling
Child Poverty Trends

A new report by State Comptroller DiNapoli details troubling child poverty trends across the State, including a child poverty rate that is one of the worst in the nation and alarmingly high in some cities.

“A staggering number of children live in poverty in New York,” DiNapoli said. “Research shows that poverty presents serious barriers to healthy child development. Despite unstable economic conditions during the pandemic, child poverty dropped by half because the government expanded programs to help families and children. When these measures expired, the problem got worse. The State and federal government have the solutions to lift more children out of poverty, and we should act with urgency to use them.”