Uneven Gains for States After 50 Years of the War on Poverty

January 30, 2014 | Stateline |  Link to article

Olivia Golden, executive director of the Center for Law and Social Policy, called the success in fighting poverty among the elderly a “big, unquestioned accomplishment” of the War on Poverty, while noting that much of the effort has come at the federal level. Help for younger demographic groups, however, tends to come at the state level, she said, and because of that the progress from 1959 to today is more mixed.

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