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Sheldon H. Danziger

Danziger cites unequal benefits of growing economy as reason for high U.S. poverty

a PSC In The News reference, 2013

"The real measure of poverty: 1 out of 6 Americans" - NBC News. 11/06/2013.

A revised census poverty measure finds that 1 in 6 Americans is poor, amounting to about 50 million Americans. This piece summarizes Census statistics on recent demographic shifts in poverty and how policy changes are impacting safety net programs. Sheldon Danziger says persistently high poverty rates in the U.S. will not be reduced unless more Americans can benefit from the growing economy.

How the Census Bureau measures poverty

Researcher:

Sheldon H. Danziger

More Media Coverage:

AP. Nation's Poor at 49.7M, Higher than Official Rate. 11/6/2013.

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