Michael Stoll Examines Record Rise in National Poverty Rate

Michael Stoll Examines Record Rise in National Poverty Rate

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Wed, 09/15/2010 - 6:20pm

Michael Stoll, professor and chair of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, spoke with CBS Evening News regarding U.S. census data being released this week that experts predict will show a record increase in the nation's poverty rate. The anticipated poverty rate increase — from 13.2 percent to 15.0 percent — comes just seven weeks before mid-term elections.

In the below video, Stoll takes a closer look at the record jump, the highest single-year increase since the government began calculating poverty figures in 1959.

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Michael Stoll, professor and chair of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, spoke with CBS Evening News regarding U.S. census data being released this week that experts predict will show a record increase in the nation's poverty rate. The anticipated poverty rate increase — from 13.2 percent to 15.0 percent — comes just seven weeks before mid-term elections.