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Poverty Increase

National and State Safety Nets Fail to Catch Millions of Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our child poverty statistics are morally and economically indefensible. Is this the best America can do? Is this the reflection of our values as a nation?

Jason Linkins

Poverty Rate Report: The Day The Media Cared About The Poor

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The worst of the worst when it comes to the way issues like poverty and crumbling infrastructure and massive unemployment are covered is found in the area of political reporting, where these matters take on no larger resonance beyond how they are affecting the campaign season horse race. Millions of Americans are unemployed! Well, who's up? Who's down? It's the millions of unemployed Americans that are "down."

Arthur Delaney

Poverty Rate Rises To 14.3 Percent In 2009

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The poverty rate rose to 14.3 percent during 2009 from 13.2 percent the previous year as household income stayed flat and the number of people without...