Economy Feb 26

Is the government overestimating the poverty rate?

Researchers find widespread misreporting and other survey errors that ultimately overstate the incidence of poverty, the degree of income inequality and the number of people falling through the safety net in the United States.

Nation Sep 16

Census
Census: Poverty numbers stay just about the same

WASHINGTON — The wallets of America's middle class and poorest aren't seeing any extra money, the U.S. Census reported Wednesday, a financial stagnation experts say may be fueling political dissent this campaign season.

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