In this Carsey Perspective, authors Michael Ettlinger and Andrew Schaefer show that while close to 15 percent of the U.S. population lives in poverty, they only fall short of the poverty line by about 1 percent of national income--suggesting that the scale of the problem shouldn't be a reason for failing to address it.
In our "Carsey Perspectives" series, we present new, innovative ideas and ways of looking at issues affecting our society and the world.

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Spring 5-26-2016


Durham, N.H. : Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire

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