Why do we need poverty solutions?
ON A NATIONAL LEVEL
- In 2017, nearly 40 million people lived below the poverty line in the United States. Of those, 12.8 million were children. **
- Many families who are following the current path our nation has laid out for upward mobility are making no headway, and in some cases doing worse.
Much work and more knowledge is needed to effectively address these issues. Poverty Solutions focuses on action-based research with community partners is helping to inform and test strategies for the prevention and alleviation of poverty.
* SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of the Census
** SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of the Census, “Income and Poverty in the United States: 2015”, Report P60, n. 256, Table B-2, pp. 50-55