Looking Beyond the Numbers: Experts Can Comment on What Poverty Data Mean for U.S. Families

Drexel News Blog

Today the U.S. Census Bureau released data on income, poverty and health insurance for 2013.  The data show that poverty continues to impact families and communities throughout the country. Despite the recession coming to an end officially in 2009, many Americans are still unable to make ends meet.

Dr. Mariana Chilton is an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the Drexel University School of Public Health Dr. Mariana Chilton is an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the Drexel University School of Public Health

Child hunger and poverty expert Mariana Chilton, PhD is available to comment to news media about the data and to place the numbers into context. Members of the Witnesses to Hunger program – low-income caregivers with first-hand experiences living in poverty – are also available.

Their perspectives:

  • Chilton on the new U.S. Census poverty data: “While these numbers continue to be concerning, what they don’t tell us is the impact this sustained level of poverty has on communities, families…

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