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Mon June 25, 2012
Pondering Poverty in America (Rebroadcast)
Recently we’ve seen dueling definitions of what it means to be poor. The U.S. Census Bureau came up with two figures, depending on whether factors like food stamps are included. And another study defined poverty as having scant resources. But some have long said that poverty figures are exaggerated and used for political purposes.
Beth Mattingly: Director of Research on Vulnerable Families at the Carsey Institute and Professor of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire.
Robert Rector: Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation. He has been studying poverty issues for more than twenty years.