NY Times: 100 Million Americans Either in Poverty or "in the Fretful Zone Just Above It."Quicklink submitted by M. Wizard Permalink
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|The Census Bureau, which published the poverty data two weeks ago, produced the analysis of those with somewhat higher income at the request of The New York Times. The size of the near-poor population took even the bureau's number crunchers by surprise. 'These numbers are higher than we anticipated,' said Trudi J. Renwick, the bureau's chief poverty statistician. 'There are more people struggling than the official numbers show.'|
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