How Poor Are America’s Poorest? U.S. $2 A Day Poverty In A Global Context

Source: Laurence Chandy and Cory Smith, Brookings Institution, Global Economy and Development, Global Views, Policy Paper 2014-03, August 2014

From the summary:
In the United States, the official poverty rate for 2012 stood at 15 percent based on the national poverty line which is equivalent to around $16 per person per day. Of the 46.5 million Americans living in poverty, 20.4 million live under half the poverty line. This begs the question of just how poor America’s poorest people are.
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Source: Laurence Chandy and Cory Smith, Brookings Institution, Up Front, August 26, 2014 9:00am