Pockets of Poverty

Archive Report

Low-Income Groups in the United States

Arising curve of prosperity in the United States during the past decade has tended to obscure the persistence of sizable pockets of genuine poverty. While most of the nation's families have experienced a steady improvement in economic circumstances, many others have suffered serious setbacks; some have never reached a level of income that is sufficient to provide the necessaries of life. Aid-to-the-poor programs, adopted for the most part as depression measures 20 years ago, still supply relief to millions of needy individuals without bringing them into the orbit of national economic growth where opportunities for self-betterment lie.

Now a new national program for the bottom-income groups is in the making. It differs from poor relief of the past chiefly in ...

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