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Poverty in Maine Update

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Poverty in Maine Update - December 2011

Poverty in Maine Update – December 2011

Prepared by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine

This Poverty in Maine Update has been prepared by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine for the Maine Community Action Association. We are pleased to present this Update, which makes available county-level poverty data recently released by the U.S. Census. Several trends become immediately apparent from a review of the data:
  • Rural Poverty is Severe
  • Children in Maine are Living in Poverty at Distressingly High Rates
  • Maine Seniors at Risk
Information is also presented on:
  • Latest Census Information Shows Continued Regional Disparities in Maine Poverty and Household Income
  • Free and Reduced School Lunch Program

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