Poverty In America

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Poverty In America: What It’s Like For A Child To Grow Up Poor

(CBS Charlotte) — In the United States, around 45 percent of children grow up in low-income households. Furthermore, over 20 percent of America’s children grow up living below the poverty line. Have you ever heard […]

12/15/2013

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Poverty In America: 20 Percent Of Americans Struggle To Afford Food

(CBS Charlotte) — According to a recent Gallup poll, 20 percent of Americans have struggled to put food on the table at some point during the past year. This is the third time in nearly […]

09/19/2013

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Poverty In America: The Psychology Of Being Poor

(CBS Charlotte) — For a person living in financial comfort, the daily stresses of making ends meet is not an issue — but for a person living in poverty, they cannot escape financial worry. Living […]

CBS Charlotte–08/13/2013

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Poverty In America: Why It’s Difficult To Climb Out Of Poverty

(CBS Charlotte) — For many Americans, making ends meet has become increasingly difficult — if not nearly impossible. For people who are not experiencing poverty, it’s hard to understand from the outside looking in how […]

CBS Charlotte–07/25/2013

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Poverty In America: How Do Americans Survive On Minimum Wage?

(CBS Charlotte) — In the United States, minimum wage can pay anywhere from $4 to $9 per hour. Have you ever wondered, how can people afford to live a normal life working a minimum wage […]

CBS Charlotte–07/06/2013

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Poverty In America: Myths About Welfare Recipients

(CBS Charlotte) — Throughout history, the United States government has implemented measures to assist people living in poverty. For various reasons, people across the country apply for government assistance to help them get through financial […]

CBS Charlotte–07/02/2013

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Poverty In America: Facts About Welfare

(CBS Charlotte) — Too often, poor Americans are judged, criticized and labeled simply because they do not make a lot of money or because they are “welfare dependent.” There are a plethora of stereotypes that […]

CBS Charlotte–06/21/2013

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