In the United States, 21.9 percent of all children are in poverty, a poverty rate that puts the US #4 overall but, among rich nations, second only to Mexico.
Aimin’ for #1. Go, go team USA. Whooooooo whoooooo!!
Relative Poverty Rates in Twenty-One Rich Nations at the Turn of the Century for Children
Source: Timothy M. Smeeding, 2008. “Poorer by Comparison.” Pathways 3-5.