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Poverty Maps From 1980 Look Astonishingly Different Compared to 2010

Society & Culture  (tags: americans, poverty, sadness, society, family, children )

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Poverty in the United States doesn't look like it did just a few decades ago. In many metro areas, it touches more people today than in 1980. The demographics have changed too, with new and expanding communities of the Hispanic poor in cities.

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David C (25)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 2:27 pm
nice grafics!

which, however, don't astonish me much -- i see a "totally-normal Cancer"-like growth


Joanne D (38)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 3:51 pm
Well, yes - move facilities out of the country, abolish living wage jobs, ramp up on minimum wage jobs so unemployment looks like it's going down, and poverty will absolutely spread.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 4:31 pm
Noted. It's positively criminal that the Farm Bill included such drastic reductions in the SNAP program....a.k.a. food stamps. I learned yesterday that food stamps have been part of the Farm bill since the 1st yr. of the bill's passage. Many were hoping it could be separated from it, but detractors are very strong. I'm disgusted.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 5:18 pm

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Sunday July 7, 2013, 5:21 pm

Kit B (276)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 7:47 pm

The new face of poverty shatters all of the old stereo types. Though many inner cities still have deep generational poverty, anyone could be living next door to family dealing with hunger, about to lose a house, can't meet the monthly bills and yet both people work full time or each with 2 part time jobs. Poverty is on the rise as the unions have collapsed and even a minimum wage of a piss ant $7.25 is not guaranteed.

TomCat S (129)
Monday July 8, 2013, 1:13 am
This does not surprise me, because Republican areas, which tend to be more rural, are receiving a greater share of government services than urban.

cecily w (0)
Monday July 8, 2013, 2:25 am
Yes, but the US population has grown from 226.5 million in 1980 to 315 million today. That is ONE cause since resources are limited. It is not the only cause, but conditions are continuing to deteriorate since we are projected to add another 106 million within the next 37 years--421 million here we come!. (And yes, we were warned.)

Still there is no valid reason for people going hungry. After all, the government is paying some farmers not to grow more food (DUH). There is no valid reason for people not to have medical care--yet, some states will not accept federally funded Medicaid Expansion.

As for the basic problem--population growth--some people (and their political "leaders") don't want fair and humane solutions. They fight the Contraceptive Mandate (for insured women) and Medicaid Expansion at every opportunity.

Eternal G (745)
Monday July 8, 2013, 2:40 am
I'm amazed about the population growth and sprawl!

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Monday July 8, 2013, 7:36 am
Noted thanks

S J (130)
Monday July 8, 2013, 2:25 pm
Noted, thanks Carrie.
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