Poverty in the United States  

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In November 2012 the U.S. Census Bureau said more than 16% of the population lived in poverty, including almost 20% of American children, up from 14.3% (approximately 43.6 million) in 2009 and to its highest level since 1993. In 2008, 13.2% (39.8 million) Americans lived in poverty.

See also

  • American Dream, the idea held by many in the United States that through hard work, courage and determination one can achieve prosperity
  • American Pictures, a photo book by Danish photographer Jacob Holdt, focusing on income inequality in the United States




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