1 out of 2 Americans is low-income when it’s defined as 199% of the poverty rate. 57% of children are poor or low-income. Shameful.
Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income
Broken down by age, children were most likely to be poor or low-income — about 57 percent — followed by seniors 65 and over. …Paychecks for low-income families are shrinking. The inflation-adjusted average earnings for the bottom 20 percent of families have fallen from $16,788 in 1979 to just unde…