Research Report Poverty in the United States
Austin Nichols
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Poverty rates were largely unchanged in 2012, remaining at high levels since the Great Recession, though unemployment rates have fallen. Child poverty rates have remained high, and racial and ethnic gaps and differences by family structure remain large.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Race and equity Children and youth
Tags Racial and ethnic disparities Economic well-being Income and wealth distribution Unemployment and unemployment insurance Racial inequities in economic mobility Racial inequities in employment Racial wealth gap
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center