Curtis Skinner, in The American Prospect, examines the rise in the number of American children in poverty.
Skinner's article is linked below.
The American Prospect: Children in Poverty, the Numbers
"The increase in the child-poverty rate of four percentage points between 2007 and 2011 to 22 percent was the second largest four-year increase since modern recordkeeping began in 1959. The percentage of children living in low-income families—with incomes less than twice the federal poverty line—increased even more rapidly, from 39 percent to 45 percent."
---Curtis Skinner, The American Prospect