Poverty in America

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America Is Poorer Than It Thinks

What does it mean to be poor? Currently there are two basic ways to define poverty. To get a better measure of who needs help — and a better sense of how to provide it — society needs a third definition. The first definition is absolute poverty — essentially, material destitution. Human beings need food,

This is what poverty looks like in the US right now

Though poverty has slightly declined in recent years, the US Census Bureau found last year that nearly 40 million people are living in poverty in America. Poverty affects almost every area of life for Americans in every state and city across genders, ages, employment, and education. See the different ways poverty affects Americans across the nation. Click

Poverty: American Style

In December last year, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, issued a statement on his 15-day fact-finding mission of some of the U.S.’s poorest neighborhoods.   Alston, the author of the quoted phrase in the excerpt, is an Australian who is a professor of law at New York University.  During his mission,