The Poverty Line Matters, but It Isn’t Capturing Everyone It Should

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Center for American Progress

This story discusses how poverty is measured in the United States and how this measurement determines who receives government assistance. The argument that the poverty threshold does not reflect economic reality and therefore people in need are being left behind is presented, as well as methods and ideas for improving official government poverty calculations.

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