How much #poverty is too much?


by Noah on Oct 16, 2014 | Views: 191 | Score: 1
Americans in poverty according to the 2010 US Census
Total48500000
Children16100000
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Noah
Noah on Oct 14, 2014 6:46 AM said:

This is the largest number of Americans living in poverty in the 53 year history of published poverty estimates. How much is too much?

Mike
Mike on Oct 16, 2014 6:33 AM said:

Are there any reliable estimates for turn of the 20th Century poverty? Are we giving the industrial revolution a run for its money?

Noah
Noah on Oct 16, 2014 12:36 PM said:

Good questions. Life has changed since then. Per capita income in adjusted dollars was $5,000, 1/3 of what it is today. So far greater percent lived in poverty then. But from 1900-1950 we decreased poverty and we've been increasing again since then.