BOSTON — For poor people in Boston’s inner city, the last decade has a been cruel one.
A new study sponsored by the Boston Foundation finds that while poverty city-wide has remained steady, it has increased in Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan. In those communities, 42 percent of children are now considered poor. And though poverty has risen significantly for African-American kids across the city since 1990, the study shows that for white children it’s declined considerably.
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