FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GBPI Senior Policy Analyst Clare S. Richie is available for comments and interviews. Media coverage is invited. ATLANTA – Georgia has the 10th highest poverty rate in the nation of 17.9 percent (tied with Texas), according to
One in five Georgia children live in poverty. This fact sheet provides the latest Census data on poverty in Georgia and recommends an Economic Security Task Force, as well as adequate funding of vital public services. Download the PDF.
Every day, Georgians work hard to support their families. More than 300,000 working families are low income and struggle to provide for their daily needs and their futures. The Georgia Budget & Policy Institute’s series, Strengthening the Foundation, examines the