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Poverty and Inequality

Understanding Poverty

What is Poverty in America?

For decades, the U.S. Census Bureau has reported that over 30 million Americans were living in “poverty,” but the bureau’s definition of poverty differs widely from that held by most Americans. Read More.

Hunger Hysteria

Contrary to the claims of poverty advocates, the major dietary problem facing poor Americans is too much, not too little, food. Read More.

Obamas New Poverty Measurement

The Obama administration announced it will create a new poverty-measurement system to eventually displace the current system. Read More.

Combating poverty in America begins with correctly diagnosing it. Poor persons in the United States have far higher living standards than the public imagines.  Rather than extreme material deprivation, the major causes of child poverty in the United States in any year will be the absence of married fathers in the home and low levels of parental work.


Experts on Understanding Poverty