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Minority kids don’t fare as well as whites in Utah

First Published      Last Updated Mar 31 2014 11:20 pm

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Some 72 percent of Hispanic or Latino children, or 106,000, live in such families.

"The biggest takeaway [from this study] is the future prosperity of Utah depends on all children having the same opportunity," Haven said.

In one way or another, nearly all the measures of well-being have to do with financial security, Haven said.

"To me, it's really a poverty issue," said Haven. "We have to deal with poverty."

Martinez agreed. "What we need to do as a state is face these disparities and start to turn this around."


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