How does measuring poverty and welfare affect American Indian children?

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For one group of children in particular, American Indians and Alaska Natives, exceedingly high poverty rates have had profound impacts on community wellbeing and long-term cohesiveness. Given the best available data, from the U.S. Census data, child poverty rates among American Indians and Alaska Natives have consistently exceeded 40% for almost the past 30 years.

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Akee, Randall. 2019. How does measuring poverty and welfare affect American Indian children? The Brookings Institution. Tuesday, March 12, 2019. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2019/03/12/how-does-measuring-p… 

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