Poverty in Kansas and the United States
We live in the richest country in the world, and yet 1 in 7 of every Americans lives in poverty. That’s forty-six million Americans, more than one in five children and nearly one in three single-parent families who are poor. Despite the tremendous need in 2012, Congress did virtually nothing to improve their lives. Read about the Kansas congressional record.
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Kansas in 2013: Advocates decry, Kansas defends welfare cuts
The budget deal passed by Congress in early January, 2013 benefits the more than one in three Americans living below twice the poverty line -- earning less than $36,000 annually for a family of three, and the 46 million Americans living below the poverty line (less than $18,000 annually for a family of three). Read more about it in this article from The Nation.
Read this opinion piece by Frida Ghitis, world affairs columnist for The Miami Herald and World Politics Review.
Poverty affects more Americans than we think, rising poverty among children is particularly harmful to our society, poverty increase health risks, and seven more good reasons to be a warrior against poverty:
Read the remarks about the November 6, 2012, election, by John Bouman, President of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.
Read more about Poverty in Kansas and the United States at the Poverty News Archive.
The Kansas Association of Community Action Programs published their 2012 study on Poverty in Kansas. You can look at their report here.
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