Un article (en anglais) de T Pugh pour le Mac Clatchy newspaper nous apprend que : "The percentage of poor Americans who are living in severe poverty has reached a 32-year high, millions of working Americans are falling closer to the poverty line and the gulf between the nation's "haves" and "have-nots" continues to widen. (...)The McClatchy analysis found that the number of severely poor Americans grew by 26 percent from 2000 to 2005"
Contrairement à ce que l'on aurait pu penser la croissance n'a pas permis de diminuer la pauvreté : "The plight of the severely poor is a distressing sidebar to an unusual economic expansion. Worker productivity has increased dramatically since the brief recession of 2001, but wages and job growth have lagged behind. At the same time, the share of national income going to corporate profits has dwarfed the amount going to wages and salaries. That helps explain why the median household income of working-age families, adjusted for inflation, has fallen for five straight years"
d'ailleurs les résultats sont les plus mauvais depuis 1975 : These and other factors have helped push 43 percent of the nation's 37 million poor people into deep poverty - the highest rate since at least 1975.
The share of poor Americans in deep poverty has climbed slowly but steadily over the last three decades. But since 2000, the number of severely poor has grown "more than any other segment of the population," according to a recent study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
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