There were 102,662 children living in poverty in Connecticut at some point between 2007 and 2012 — 13 percent of the state’s children, according to data released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

The parents of 48,000 children had no job at all in 2012.

There were 46,000 children whose homes entered foreclosure during the last recession.

Want to know how many children in your city live in poverty, have unemployed parents or have never attended preschool? Explore the Casey Foundation’s data center.

Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

Jacqueline was CT Mirror’s Education and Housing Reporter, and an original member of the CT Mirror staff, joining shortly before our January 2010 launch. Her awards include the best-of-show Theodore A. Driscoll Investigative Award from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists in 2019 for reporting on inadequate inmate health care, first-place for investigative reporting from the New England Newspaper and Press Association in 2020 for reporting on housing segregation, and two first-place awards from the National Education Writers Association in 2012. She was selected for a prestigious, year-long Propublica Local Reporting Network grant in 2019, exploring a range of affordable and low-income housing issues. Before joining CT Mirror, Jacqueline was a reporter, online editor and website developer for The Washington Post Co.’s Maryland newspaper chains. Jacqueline received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and a master’s in public policy from Trinity College.

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