Inequality Rages as Dwindling Wages Lock Millions in Poverty

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Poverty in America
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We must focus on the working poor

Reuters
by Brandon Roberts

01/15/13

In many respects the economy is healing, as both the unemployment rate and hiring statistics slowly improve. But there are growing numbers of Americans being left out. These are not just the unemployed. Rather they are families that, despite having a working adult in the home, earn less than twice the federal poverty income threshold, a widely recognized measure of family self-sufficiency. They are working, but making too little to build economically secure lives. And their number has grown steadily over the past five years...

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