Poverty in America: The Poor are Getting Poorer

Spriggs, William E.
January 2006
Crisis (15591573);Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 113 Issue 1, p14
The article offers observation on the increase in poverty rate in the U.S. It defines the term poverty line. It notes that 37 million people in the country are living in poverty and in 2004, 13 million children in the country lived below the poverty line. Among African Americans, the highest poverty rates occur in families headed by single women and people in those families make up 58% of all poor African Americans. The article also notes the link between unemployment and poverty. INSET: The Working Poor.


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