UTAH KIDS IN INTERGENERATIONAL POVERTY

could fill the Salt Lake Bees' Smith's Ballpark over 4 times.

The United States has the second highest child poverty rate among 35 industrialized countries despite having the largest economy in the world. 5 million U.S. children live in extreme poverty on less than $9 a day per person. - Intergenerational Welfare Reform Commission and Children's Defense Fund

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$11,753 as an annual salary,

is the average for women living in intergenerational poverty in Utah

Among adults experiencing intergenerational poverty, the average annual earnings were $12,089. To be 200% above the Federal Poverty Guideline, an individual needs to be making at least $25,520 annually. That is a gap of $13,431.  - Utah 2020 Intergenerational Report

Economic Mobility

“The three principles of mobility from poverty—power and autonomy, being valued in the community, and economic success— are mutually reinforcing, and progress in one domain can lead to improvements in others,” "Developing stronger social networks can create access to better employment opportunities and lead to a greater level of selfefficacy and well-being." according to the Measuring Mobility from Poverty, April 2018 report.

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