Poverty in America

How Poverty is Measured in the United States

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Learn about the history of how we determine who lives in poverty in the United States, and the significant impact this has on policy, programs, and people.
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Poverty in Your Community: Developing a Community Profile

Poverty in the U.S.: The National Data

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Learn about how poverty is measured in the United States and what you can learn from looking at national data. This tutorial is based on the work of Dr. Stephen Pimpare, author of A People's History of Poverty in America.
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13 Lessons About Poverty

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Explore lessons about poverty learned during the first 50 years of the VISTA program, in this compelling explanation by Dr. Stephen Pimpare, author of A People's History of Poverty in America.
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Conversations about Poverty with Dr. Stephen Pimpare

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Gain new insights as well as important historical facts about poverty in America by listening to three conversations about poverty with Dr. Stephen Pimpare, author of A People's History of Poverty in America. Topics include historical perspectives, current demographics, and the causes of poverty.
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