Understanding Poverty To Fix It

Poverty

Interesting Facts!


  • “Driven by the relentless recession, the U.S. poverty rate soared to 14.3 percent in 2009, its highest level in 15 years, new government figures show.”(Lubrano).


  • “More than 16 million children in the United States – 22% of all children – live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level.” (“Child Poverty”).
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  • “most of the southern states had a poverty rate of above 17%, a decent percentage higher than most of the northern states.” (“Poverty Map”).

  • “most of the southern states had a poverty rate of above 17%, a decent percentage higher than most of the northern states.” (“Poverty Map”).

  • “Low levels of parental education are a primary risk factor for being low income.” (Ten Important Questions About Child Poverty and Family Economic Hardship).


  • “the five countries with the highest OECD poverty rate, defined as the number of people living on less than half of the median household income are listed below. 5. Turkey 4. U.S. 3. Chile 2. Israel 1. México” (Friedman).
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  • “In states with the highest poverty rates for ages 0-18, 19-64, and 65+, while the ones with the highest overall poverty rates were children ages 0-18.” (“Poverty Rate by Age”).

  • “the Asian poverty rate was around 10%, the white also around 10%, the Hispanic around 30%, and the black around 34%.” (Krogstad and Patten).


  • “Beyond the medical and lifestyle causes of mental illness, there’s no doubt that stressful socioeconomic conditions in the country can indeed induce mental illness in the citizenry.” (Aduge-Ani).


  • “In other words, where you find poverty (minority neighborhoods) is also exactly where you find crime.” (Ward).


  • “Without food stamps, the poverty rate would be 17.10% – another 8 million Americans would be living in poverty.” (Kasperkevic).

  • “Raising the minimum wage to 10.10 per hour and indexing it to inflation would lift more than 4 million Americans out of poverty.” (Vallas and Boteach).

About Me

My name is Trace and this flyer was created as part of a school project to inform people about Poverty. Scan this QR code to access my online flyer and links.