Half a Century of Poverty Data

Half a Century of Poverty Data

This morning saw the release of the Census's much-anticipated poverty report for 2013. There are plenty of interesting facts and charts to be found in its 60 pages, but the biggest revelation is that the poverty rate ticked down a bit for the first time since 2006 (from 15 percent in 2012 to 14.5 percent in 2013), and here's a graph showing changes since 1959:

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