Peter Edelman on "Why It's So Hard to End Poverty In America"Quicklink submitted by Sheila Samples Permalink
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|Extreme poverty means having an income of less than half the poverty line. That's less than $9,000 a year for a family of three. The stunning fact is that in 2010, there were 20.5 million people who had incomes that low. About seven million of those in extreme poverty are mothers and children. We can only imagine the damage that this does to the children. It really is a crisis, and very few people are aware of it.|
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