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Rising Poverty

We Need to Reduce New York City's Growing Poverty Rate

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.26.2011 | New York
Steven Cohen

Perhaps American poverty today is not as horrific as it was in 1890. But for a poor child living in the promised land of New York City in 2011, the impact of poverty cannot be overstated.

America's Poor: Where Poverty Is Rising In America (CHART)

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Thanks to the recession, 2009 was one of the worst years for poverty in America in more than half a century. The total number of Americans living in p...

Judith Sandalow: Politicians Are Failing An Entire Generation Of Children

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Tucker

In the shadow of the White House, nearly 45,000 American children live in poverty, a number that has been soaring since 2007. The District of Columbia...