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Unformatted text preview: f. Percent of poor people 18 to 64 years old rose to 10.6% g. Majority of poor people (76%) were white American h. Black, Native American, and Hispanics had a higher proportion of poor people i. There are 16 million Americans living in severe poverty that is a 32-year high j. One in three severely poor are children under 17 and two out of three are women k. Only 10% of severely poor receive any assistance l. One in three Americans will face severe poverty sometime in their life m. Over the last two decades, the U.S. has the highest poverty among 31 developed nations i. Mexico ii. Thailand iii. Hungary iv. Australia v. Austria n. According to one estimate, 58% of Americans between the ages of 25 and 75 will spend at least one year in poverty. Two or three will use public assistance...
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- Spring '06