Measuring Poverty: Does the United States Need An Update?

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: A homeless man sleeps under an American Flag blanket on a park bench on September 10, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. As of June 2013, there were an all-time record of 50,900 homeless people, including 12,100 homeless families with 21,300 homeless children homeless in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***November 5, 2013 – Segment 3

We discuss poverty in the U.S. and how it is measured, with:

  • Jennifer Jones Austin, Executive Director of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies;
  • Michael Reisch, Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice at the University of Maryland and one of the leading social work scholars and educators in the U.S.;
  • David Shipler, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and author of The Working Poor: Invisible in America;
  • and Luis Larin, Leadership Organizer for United Workers.