Nearly 20 percent of America’s children–and 13 percent of all Americans–live in poverty. Although the nation has made some progress against poverty, particularly among the elderly and female-headed families, a great deal remains to be done to move people out of poverty and up the ladder towards the middle class.
Reuters/Tim Reid - Keith Newbold, a United Steelworkers member, stands at a picket outside steel manufacturer Allegheny Technologies, near Canton, Ohio March 2, 2016.
Lessons for restoring the American dream from Latin America
July 12, 2016, Carol Graham
Carol Graham looks at the demographic shifts in Latin America compared to the United States to show how as Latin Americans are becoming more optimistic about their future, those in the United States, especially poor whites, are much less hopeful.
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It’s the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, yet suburbia is home to the largest and fastest growing poor population in the country.
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