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Nov 7, 2011 |

New Census data raise number of poor to 49 million

New Census figures contrast with official poverty data, released in September, that put the number of poor Americans at 46.2 million.

Nov 3, 2011 | Washington Post

Hispanic kids the largest group of children living in poverty

Hispanics now make up the largest group of children living in poverty, the first time in U.S. history that poor white kids have been outnumbered by poor children of another race or ethnicity, according to a new study.

Nov 3, 2011 | Huffington Post

A Clear Plan to Cut Poverty and Restore Shared Prosperity in the U.S.

John Podesta discusses Half In Ten's new report, "Restoring Shared Prosperity: Strategies to Cut Poverty and Expand Economic Growth," which provides a set of key indicators to track progress in cutting poverty by half in ten years.

Nov 3, 2011 | The Brookings Institution

The Re-Emergence of Concentrated Poverty: Metropolitan Trends in the 2000s

After a dramatic drop in the 1990s, concentrated poverty—the location of poor individuals in very poor neighborhoods—rose again in the 2000s. Elizabeth Kneebone and colleagues examine the trend, finding pronounced increases in the Midwest, South, and suburban areas.