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The number of 15-17-year-olds living in households with incomes below the poverty level

Source: Pew Research Center
Additional Information: In 2017, 18 percent of 15- to 17-year-olds were living in households with incomes below the poverty level. This is up from 16 percent in 2009 but down from 19 percent in 2014.

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