New York Times: Startling Census Data Shows 1/3 of Americans are Poor or Near-Poor – One Paycheck Away from Poverty

In November, 2011 the New York Times reported the startling new revelation by the Census Bureau that one in three people in America is currently living either below or near the poverty line. Half of them are what the Times labeled the “near poor” – individuals and families at less than 150% of the poverty level who are struggling from paycheck to paycheck to escape poverty.

Near Poor Startle the Census , New York Times (November 18, 2011)

Editorial: The Poor, the Near-Poor, and You, New York Times (November 23, 2011)

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