U.S. Poverty Level

Isabel Sawhill talked about Census Bureau data showing that 39.8 million Americans lived below the poverty line (defined as an income of… read more

Isabel Sawhill talked about Census Bureau data showing that 39.8 million Americans lived below the poverty line (defined as an income of $22,025 or below for a family of four). Ms. Sawhill discussed the impact of that figure in the context of a weak but recovering economy and continued job losses. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Sep 11, 2009

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  • Sep 11, 2009 | 7:34am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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