In 2010, 22% of US children lived in poverty! For a family of three, poverty that year was defined as a household income less than $18,310.
-Information from the Associated Press via the Casa Grande Dispatch and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
"Poverty is pronounced deprivation in well-being, and comprises many dimensions. It includes low incomes and the inability to acquire the basic goods and services necessary for survival with dignity. Poverty also encompasses low levels of health and education, poor access to clean water and sanitation, inadequate physical security, lack of voice, and insufficient capacity and opportunity to better one’s life."—World Bank [via Wikipedia]