READING BETWEEN THE LINES Women’s Poverty in the United States, 2009

The Census Bureau poverty data for 2009 show the largest number of poor people in the 51 years that poverty has been measured, 43.56 million, and the highest overall poverty rate, 14.3%, since 1994.  The growth in poverty in 2009 reflects the continuing impact of the great recession that began in 2007.

 

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READING BETWEEN THE LINES Women’s Poverty in the United States, 2009 by Legal Momentum