Kansas is a state with a slowly growing population. Over the past several decades, the topography of the state has been changing as more people leave the rural areas behind in preference for services and employment opportunities in urban environments. Despite the changes the populace has made to avoid poverty, many children in Kansas are still likely to see its negative effects, with nearly 20 percent of the state’s children living below the poverty line. The state has seen a steady increase in children living with inadequate resources over the past decade, and the trend has yet to halt. Child poverty in the state of Kansas has been associated with poisonous lead intake, food insecurity, homelessness, lower birth weight, and higher infant mortality. The majority ...

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