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Sheldon Danziger comments on the latest U.S. poverty levels

Friday, September 17, 2010

Sheldon Danziger spoke to a variety of media outlets about the release of a U.S. Census Bureau report on the nation’s poverty level. According the report, poverty in the U.S. reached a 51-year high with 14.3% of the population falling below the poverty line in 2009. Though the rate rose from 13.2% in 2008, "The good news is there's less bad news than we thought," Danziger told USA Today. The federal stimulus laws appear to have boosted income more than expected, he explained.

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