A third of those who become poor remain poor for half or more of the next 10 years

About half the people who fall into poverty are poor for less than a year, and about three-quarters are poor for less than four years. But about a third of people who become poor in a given year will remain poor for half or more of the next 10 years.

Source: Laudon Aron and Margey Turner, Metrotrends Blog; June 6, 3013

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