Today on Your Call: Why are so many people still poor in America?
On today's Your Call, we’ll mark the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, which was initiated by President Lyndon Johnson, and included programs like Food Stamps and Head Start. But the poverty rate has only fallen from 19 to 15 per cent in 50 years. And children remain at the highest risk. So did the War on Poverty fail? What are today’s solutions for uplifting the poor? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Matt Martin and You.
Beth Mattingly, researcher with the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality
Ann Stevens, professor of economics and director of the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research
Martha Bailey, associate professor of economics at University of Michigan; and co-editor of "Legacies of the War on Poverty"
Russell Sage Foundation: Legacies of the War on Poverty
American Radio Works: War on Poverty: From the Great Society to the Great Recession
Stanford: Stanford releases new poverty index
Stanford Daily: Stanford scholars reveal 22 percent of CA residents in poverty
The New Press: A People’s History of Poverty in America