The Importance Of Poverty In The United States
According to the Census Bureau there is about forty-seven million people still living in poverty in the United States. With these forty-seven million people comes a poverty threshold which varies from state and the amount of people living in a household. The U.S Department of Health & Human Services states that the threshold for the 48 contiguous states plus the District of Columbia for just one person is $11,770. Again, this figure has accounted only for the inflation in salary and does not include the inflation of the cost of living. With that in mind, this dollar amount is certainly not enough in order to allow someone to survive without any needed assistance.