New measure shows more people in poverty

Nov 7, 2011
The number of poor children drops under unofficial poverty measure that counts benefits such as food stamps and costs such as childcare.

Highly concentrated poverty on the rise

Nov 3, 2011
More Americans are living in communities with poverty rates of at least 40 percent, especially in the the Midwest, the South and in the suburbs. A new report from Brookings says it's harder to escape such concentrated poverty.

What's behind the new measure of poverty?

Oct 31, 2011
Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio discusses the Census Bureau's new nuanced measurement of poverty and how it gives us a better understanding of who's poor.