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Downturn Gentler Than Feared for Working Moms, Kids

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Downturn Gentler Than Feared for Working Moms, Kids

Downturn Gentler Than Feared for Working Moms, Kids

Downturn Gentler Than Feared for Working Moms, Kids

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New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show that poverty rose for a second straight year in 2002. But analysts were surprised that working mothers and their children weathered the economic downturn better than expected. NPR's Kathleen Schalch reports.