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Poverty in America

A Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Poverty in America.

Background Information

Poverty is an ongoing issue in the United States, characterized by large numbers of Americans being unable to purchase the food, shelter, and clothing that constitute a reasonable standard of living. Use the following sources to learn more about poverty and the political, legal, social, and cultural issues surrounding it.