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.
Georgia Duncan sits in front of her home in Anacostia in Ward 8 of Washington November 20, 2012. Picture taken November 20, 2012. To match Special Report EQUALITY/WASHINGTON REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
The high costs of being poor in America: Stress, pain, and worry
February 19, 2015, Carol Graham
Carol Graham discusses how poverty in the United States contributes to an individual's physical pain, worry, sadness, stress, and anger.
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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.
Elizabeth Kneebone and Alan Berube offer anti-poverty strategies that work region-wide.
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