A couple of interesting new studies related to US economic security.
1. An Associated Press analysis found that:
Nearly one in six people rely on some form of public assistance, a larger share than at any time since the government started measuring two decades ago.
2. And a McClatchy Newspapers analysis found that:
The percentage of poor Americans who are living in severe poverty has reached a 32-year high…
The McClatchy findings are accompanied by an exceptionally good article on American poverty. It’s a must-read for anyone interested in economic security issues.