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Poverty in the U.S.A.

James Stouder Sweet

Poverty in the U.S.A.

by James Stouder Sweet

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Published by Public Affairs Committee in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Poor -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby J. Stouder Sweet.
      SeriesPublic affairs pamphlet, no. 398
      ContributionsOrnati, Oscar A.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC110.P6 S9
      The Physical Object
      Pagination28 p.
      Number of Pages28
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5528159M
      LC Control Number67002391

      Facts about poverty and hunger in America. Even in the world’s greatest food-producing nation, children and adults face poverty and hunger in every county across America. In , 34 million people lived in poverty in America. Four a family of four, that means earning just $25, per year.   The UK faces a fresh child poverty crisis, with rates likely to soar in the coming months, charities have said, as latest official statistics showed a , increase in the number of young.

        The poverty line is defined as a $24, annual salary for a household size of 4. This state has a population size of nearly million of which, , individuals live at or below the poverty line. Children are most affected by poverty in Mississippi with % of the population under 18 years of age included in this statistic.   The decline of extreme poverty — defined by the World Bank as living on less than $ a day, which is derived from the average poverty line in the world's poorest countries — in recent.

        Nonetheless, the level of poverty in the nation changed little between and and is much worse now. It was at percent in the lowest level achieved since we began measuring-and after going up sharply during the Reagan and George H.W. Bush years, went back down during the s to percent in , as President Bill Clinton.   By the official poverty measure, there were 40m poor Americans in , or 12% of the population. This threshold is extremely low: for a family of four, it amounts to $ per person per day.


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