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    Go to the following Web site, www.census.gov, and select Poverty. Then use the information on this site to answer the following questions:

    What is the official poverty line?
    Is the number of people higher or lower than it was last year? Ten years ago? Why?
    How many states had an increase in the poverty rate compared to last year? Why did this happen?
    What new programs have been initiated to combat poverty at the state or federal levels?

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    What is the official poverty line?

    -- "The official poverty rate in 2010 was 15.1 percent, up from 14.3 percent in 2009. This was the third consecutive annual increase in the poverty rate. Since 2007, the poverty rate has increased by 2.6 percentage points, from 12.5 percent to 15.1 percent." This is the most recent data, 2011 data is not available as of yet. (http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/about/overview/index.html)

    Is the number of people higher or lower than it was last year? Ten years ago? Why?

    -- There are more people in poverty as of the latest report date than the previous year.
    The poverty rate ten years ago, in 2001, was ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution provides discussion for each question addressed in the poverty analysis from www.census.gov.