Getting a grasp on poverty

What does it mean to be poor? How many people are poor? Let's look at some facts.

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    Poverty Facts and Stats

    Spend some time on this one. It is much more than just graphs. This part of the web site presents some of the hard hitting facts and statistics on poverty.

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    The rise of the $1-a-day statistic

    It's shocking to learn how many people live on less than $1 day - and regular publication of the figures over the last two decades has helped fuel anti-poverty campaigns. But could the statistic actually have done more harm than good?

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    Daryl Collins: How the World's Poor Live on $2 a Day | MIT Legatum Center

    An hour long talk on how the poor live in carious parts of the world.

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    1 in 15 Americans now rank as poorest poor

    Dismal new census data shows economic downturn pushing extreme poverty ever further into mainstream America

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    The Other America, 2012: Confronting the Poverty Epidemic

    A homeless man reads his book outside a homeless shelter in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)   Clarksdale, Mississippi, might seem an unlikely starting point for a meditation on twenty-first-century American inequality. After all, the music the town's fame rests on is born of the sorrow and racial exploitations of another century.

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    Poverty In America

    For much more on poverty in America, see the other Path I created. (Note this will not be "tested" in this current path)

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    Poor Kids - FRONTLINE

    FRONTLINE explores what poverty means to children and to the country's future.

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    VICE on HBO Season One: Winners & Losers (Episode 5)

    Watch VICE on HBO Fridays at 11 PM, only on HBO: Segment 1: Mormon Lost Boys In today's Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) Church, many young men have been thrown out of their homes because of an edict allowing polygamist church elders to monopolize all the eligible young girls.

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