Thursday, November 29, 2012

Mollie Orshansky: Ms. Poverty

There are currently 46.2 million people in the US living in poverty. That is 15.0 percent of the US population.

Do you ever one where the poverty level come from ?  It was first developed by Ms. Poverty: Mollie Orshansky. Ms. Orshansky was responsible for some of the pioneering work on developing US poverty standard.  She started publishing in 1947 on food budgets, family incomes and rural living standards.  Around 1962 she moved on to the general conditions of the poor. and finally around 1965 to 1968 she published some of the first measures of poverty in the United States.

You can read more about Mollie Orshansky on the Federal Health and Human Serveries web site. Here.

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