PBS NewsHour

Why Are 46 Million Americans Living in Poverty?

Clip: 09/13/2011 | 7m 37s

The latest Census measurement of U.S. poverty out Tuesday found that 46 million Americans live in poverty. Ray Suarez examines what's behind the highest level of poverty in America since 1993 with Douglas Besharov of the University of Maryland and Isabel Sawhill of the Brookings Institution.

Aired: 09/13/11

Rating: NR

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