Diana Pearce, PhD, is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Center for Women's Welfare at the University of Washington School of Social Work.
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Thursday, September 23, 2010
Making Sense of Poverty Numbers
The Great Recession has hit those on the bottom most heavily, adding six million Americans to the ranks of the officially poor. The number of officially poor is now higher, at nearly 44 million, than at any time in the 51 years of this count. Yet these recent Census numbers hide as much as they reveal.