Video: 49 Million Americans in Poverty, Census Calculates

November 8, 2011

The Census Bureau released a new unofficial count of poverty in America on Monday, showing about 16 percent of the population live at or below the poverty line. Ray Suarez discusses the new numbers with The Brookings Institution's Ron Haskins and the Institute for Women's Policy Research's Heidi Harrmann.  Watch the broadcast right here, and click the link for the transcript.

 


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