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The Rise of Extreme Poverty in the United States

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Shaefer, H. Luke, Kathryn Edin, and Kathryn Edin. 2018. "The Rise of Extreme Poverty in the United States." In Inequality in the 21st Century. Routledge.

The number of adults on welfare has dropped dramatically since its reform in 1996. As of 2011, a little over 1 million adults remained on the welfare rolls in a


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