The Economy Needs a Triple Hitter: Jobs, Safety Nets and Targeted Policies
Check out the latest from NCRW Senior Fellow and Executive Director of the Women of Color Policy Network at NYU Wagner, Nicole Mason:
According to the U.S. Census, there are enough new poor people in the U.S. to fill the New York Yankees Stadium more than six times over. And since the start of the recession in 2007, over six million have slipped into poverty--that's more than twice the size of the city of Chicago. This is not a simply a case of the poor sliding deeper into poverty, but of individuals straddling the line between middle class stability and poverty falling over the edge.
Over the last few decades, the thin line separating the middle-class and those living in poverty has all but disappeared. The recession has revealed that many Americans are a paycheck away from poverty or becoming the "new" poor.
To read the entire article on The Huffington Post, click here.
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