Department of Economics
Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne
All modern societies grapple with the issue of poverty. The United States is the richest country in the world, and yet poverty has been an issue for decades. The United States is a place where extremes in income continue to be a subject of concern for the federal and state government, lobbyists, and grass roots organizations.
Staci Bougher (2010).
Poverty in the United States: The War on Poverty, 1964-2009.