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Children Under Age 18 Living in Families* with Incomes Below 100 Percent of the Poverty Threshold,* by Age and Family Type, 2008

Children Under Age 18 Living in Families with Incomes Below 100 Percent of the Poverty Threshold, by Age and Family Type, 2008
Family Type Age Group
Under 5 Years 5-17 Years

*Includes only children who are related to the head of household by birth, marriage, or adoption.

**The U.S. Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds to determine who is in poverty; the poverty threshold for a family of four was $22.025 in 2008.

Source I.2: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey

Total 21.8 17.2
Married-Couple Families 11.2 9.3
Female Householder, no Husband Present 54.7 39.2
Male Householder, no Wife Present 23.0 19.5

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