Thursday, October 22, 2009

Poverty in America

From Real Clear Markets.

If you want to not live in poverty (which in America is a relative concept) get married and stay married.

Chart Data

Below poverty level, 2008 Below poverty level, 2007
Male household, no wife13.8 %13.6 %
Female household, no husband28.7 %28.3 %
Married-couple5.5 %4.9 %
All families10.3 %9.8 %

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released a new report, Income Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the U.S., 2008. Above are the percentage of families living below the poverty level, by type of household.

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