Fact Sheet Poverty in the United States
Austin Nichols
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The U.S. Census Bureau has announced that the poverty rate jumped to 15.1 percent in 2010, up from 14.3 percent in 2009 and 13.2 percent in 2008. This 18-year high still understates the dire straits of many Americans today. The devastation of poverty grows more severe over time as individuals exhaust private resources and temporary benefits.
Research Areas Families Children and youth
Tags Economic well-being
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center