Poverty in America

US war on poverty still not won, 50 years on

The US poverty rate has dropped from 26 percent in 1964 to 16 percent today, thanks in particular to a variety of food aid programs and tax credits, says the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Jan 08, 2014, 01:35 AM IST

8.2% of Indian Americans live below poverty line

With 8.2 percent of poverty rate, Indian Americans are far less poor than other ethnic groups and the national average, the Census Bureau report said.

Feb 21, 2013, 08:54 AM IST

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