FilAm kids has low poverty rate in NY
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NEW YORK–Filipinos have lowest poverty level among Asian Pacific American (APA) children in New York City (NYC), according to a report released last month by the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF). Poverty estimates put Filipino children at 3.3 percent, the lowest,while Bangladeshi children rank highest at 42.4 percent. Filipinos are a step below Japanese children, at 4.5 percent, according to the CACF report. Overall, 27.8 percent of NYC children are in poverty. Other childhood poverty levels included Pakistani children, 28.1 percent; all; Chinese, 23.1 percent; Indian, 20.9 percent; and Koreans, 12 percent. Poverty, says the report, is one of the factors putting APA children at a disadvantage along with overcrowding in schools and unequaldistribution of resources.