America and Poverty: What the Numbers Mean for Gen-Y

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America and the Ravages of PovertyRecovery from the Great Recession is sluggish at best, and the Census Bureau has provided the latest evidence of ongoing decline. Last year, poverty in America rose to its highest level since 1993, with the number of poor people now approaching 50 million. We look at the impact on different age groups, ethnicities and levels of education.

Segment image: A man looks through a trash dumpster on September 14, 2011 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Credits

Guests:
Elise Gould - Economic Policy Institute, Derek Thompson - The Atlantic - @DKThomp, Alexis Jennings - Alternatives, Inc., Verrall Fowler - Jewish Vocational Service, Kisha Bird - Center for Law and Social Policy

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Karen Radziner, Caitlin Shamberg