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I just don't buy the $700/$5,000 number for the poorest 10% of communities of color/white folks.
Some data that should be added to that:
How much public assistance do each of those groups receive, and hence what is their total income?
What role does difference in family size play? Are poor families with many children poorer because parents cannot work? Does this have any racial correlation?
And finally, any panhandler can tell you that $700/year would be a very disappointing take. It seems at least part of the explanation for that $700 figure must be a choice not to seek income, which may have to do with the opportunity cost of forgoing public assistance.
posted 3 years ago
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