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.
Clients wait in line in the early morning outside the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry in Indianapolis, Indiana, November 27, 2012. To match Special Report EQUALITY/INDIANA Picture taken November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY FOOD)
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Emily Cuddy and Richard Reeves highlight the findings of a new paper about business cycles and poverty: as unemployment rises, a larger share of the population is pushed below poverty thresholds.
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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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