Topic Poverty

Family income for those at the bottom of the U.S. economic distribution have barely budged over the past several decades, while those at the top have skyrocketed. Twelve percent of Americans live in poverty today, including nearly 10 million children. Equitable Growth is growing the evidence base for how rising inequality affects the economic wellbeing of those at the bottom of the economic ladder in order to support the creation of policies that provide both a safety net and a springboard to opportunity for the most disadvantaged among us.

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