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Poverty in the United States. By: Allie Cochis & Kate VanWie. Poverty by definition is the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor.

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poverty in the united states

Poverty in the United States

By: Allie Cochis & Kate VanWie

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Poverty by definition is the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor.
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*The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is one of the many organization that studies the issue of poverty in the United States.

* The following information was gathered at there website.

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Today 37 million Americans are considered to be living in poverty
  • 1 in 6 children do not get there basic needs met.
  • Children living in a single female household are twice as likely to live in poverty.
poverty by region
Poverty by Region
  • The South has the highest rate at 14.0 %
  • The West has 12.6%
  • The Midwest has 11.4%
  • The Northeast has the lowest at 11.3%
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Poverty today still affects many people in the United States today.
  • January is “Poverty in America Awareness Month”.
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