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American Poverty Rates are Surging Outside of Cities

Fifty years ago when President Johnson declared a “War on Poverty,” the majority of the nation’s poor lived in inner-city and rural areas. Today, it’s becoming increasingly based in the suburbs where it’s more difficult to access social services that are usually based in urban areas.

Listen to what poverty in America looks like for one single mom in upstate New York through this informative video by PBS Newshour.

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