A full one in six Americans falls below the poverty line, an additional 3 million U.S. citizens beyond the estimated 46.5 million according to a revised census measure officially reported in September.

Philadelphia’s Mayor Nutter on Fighting Poverty – PBS Newshour

In Philadelphia, more than a quarter of all residents live below the poverty level, the highest rate among U.S. cities its size or larger. In our series on the growing divide between the rich and poor, Judy Woodruff talks to Mayor Michael Nutter about the complex, intergenerational factors that fuel poverty and what his city’s designation as a “Promise Zone” will mean for combating inequality.

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