Ethan Sribnick is a historian of poverty and social policy, is a co-author of The Poor Among Us: A History of Family Poverty and Homelessness in New York City and oversaw the development of PovertyHistory.org. You can follow him on Twitter @ESribnick
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Saturday, August 16, 2014
Communities, Individuals, and the Long Fight Against Poverty
Today, the nation confronts an unacceptable poverty rate of 15 percent. Of course, the conditions that people in poverty contend with—such as overcrowded and inadequate housing, not enough food, lack of opportunities for work, homelessness—these are not new. So as we approach the 50 th anniversary...