Poverty

Before the mid-1970s, economic growth in the United States was associated with falling poverty rates. If that relationship had held, poverty would have been eradicated in the 1980s. The decoupling of rising growth and falling poverty, however, means that Americans are working longer and harder but becoming poorer and less secure.

Poverty measurement

The working poor

Determinants of low incomes

Resources for low-income Americans

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