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By Matt Kibbe
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Mark Rank
New research from a University of Washington professor reveals that 40 percent of American adults will live in poverty for a time.
An increase in child abuse, mostly involving infants, is linked with the recent recession in new research that raises fresh concerns about the impact of the nation's economic woes.
An increase in child abuse, mostly in infants, is linked with the recent recession in new research that raises fresh concerns about the impact of the nation's economic woes.
"Nearly 40 percent of Americans between the ages of 25 and 60 will experience at least one year below the official poverty line during that period ($23,492 for a family of four), and 54 percent will spend a year in poverty or near poverty (below 150 percent of the poverty line)," wrote Mark Rank, a professor at the University of Washington in St. Louis, for the New York Times.
One conclusion, Mr. Rank said, in the AP report: "Poverty is no longer an issue of 'them,' it's an issue of 'us.'