Air Conditioning, Cable TV, and an Xbox: What is Poverty in the United States Today?


  Published on July 18, 2011 by Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield Backgrounder #2575 Abstract: For decades, the U.S. Census Bureau has reported that over 30 million Americans were living in โ€œpoverty,โ€ but the bureauโ€™s definition of poverty differs widely from that held by most Americans. In fact, other government surveys show that most of … Continue reading Air Conditioning, Cable TV, and an Xbox: What is Poverty in the United States Today?