As Seniors Climb From Poverty, Young Fall In

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. – Living in rural North Carolina, Linda Sue Jones doesn’t see her teenage son as the archetype of a national trend.

But 15-year-old Josh, as a boy who lives in the South in a household headed by a single woman, is characteristic of the exploding numbers of children in the USA living in poverty — numbers exacerbated by the recession that has pushed many families into poverty for the first time.

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