Why Is It So Hard to End Poverty in America?

Edelman, Peter
August 2014
Human Rights;Aug2014, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p2
The article discusses issues related to poverty in the U.S. and why it is difficult to eradicate it. Topics discussed include significant poverty reduction in the nation during 1959-1973, eight major factors and forces that intervened to slow for-ward movement in poverty reduction, role of family structure and mass incarceration in enhancing poverty. It also discusses the need to have public policy at all level to enhance decent income which is essential for reducing poverty.


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