PBS NewsHour

Census: 1 in 15 Americans Among the Poorest of the Poor

Clip: 11/03/2011 | 7m 5s

New Census data out Thursday show that one in 15 Americans now lives in extreme poverty and earns less than half of the official poverty line. Jeffrey Brown discusses the spread of poverty and the implications for families and communities with Elizabeth Kneebone of the Brookings Institution.

Aired: 11/03/11

Rating: NR

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