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Poverty in America

C-SPAN will feature 3 hours on the topic of Poverty in America Sunday, October 2, 2011 on C-SPAN 1 from 7am – 10am (EDT).

Announcement from C-SPAN:

Poverty in America

This Sunday, October 2, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal program presents “Poverty in America”, looking at the face of poverty and the Federal, State, and community programs aimed at reducing poverty.

Poverty by the Numbers
7:45am – 8:30am ET on C-SPAN
A look at the recent Census data showing a record 42.6 [sic, 46.2] million people are now living in poverty in America. We’ll look at the demographics of who is living in poverty, how the face of poverty has changed since the economic downturn and how poverty is measured.

Federal Programs & Poverty
8:30am – 9:30am ET on C-SPAN
A discussion on federal poverty-related programs: what they are, how much they cost, and their efficacy in reducing poverty.

Programs to Fight Poverty
8:30am – 9:30am ET on C-SPAN
A look at one of the many community programs to help fight poverty and how they partner with the federal government. We feature the “Half in Ten” campaign, which aims to cut poverty in half in ten years.

See also:
Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010 (Sept 13, 2011)

Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010 Current Population Reports, P60-239, Issued September 2011.

Census.gov › People and Households › Poverty Main

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