The Citizens’ Committee for Children put together this eye-catching and informative infographic illustrating the impact that the recession has had on New York City, and particularly New York City’s Children. Among the sobering statistics pictured on the image:
“- 1 in 3 New York City children (or 523,000 children) now lives in poverty.
– In Manhattan, a child who is black or Latino is 10 times more likely than a white child to live in poverty.
– In the Bronx, 50 percent of Latino children live in poverty.
– Between 2007 and 2010, there has been a 50 percent increase in the share of New York City families with children receiving food stamps.
– Housing Insecurity is also rising, with 40 percent of households in New York City spending more than a third of their income on rent.”
Click the image to see it enlarged, or read the article on the CCC website