The official poverty rate of the United States was 14.5 percent in 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This was 0.5 percentage points lower than the previous year's rate and the first decrease in the poverty rate ... More » World View Social Sciences

Common causes of homelessness in the United States include poverty, unemployment and a lack of affordable housing, as of 2015. Poverty and unemployment are more common causes of homelessness for families, while substance... More »

Some solutions for reducing poverty include job creation, raising the minimum wage, access to sanitation and clean water, and microfinancing. Job creation reduces poverty in a significant way because it gives people inco... More »

The official poverty threshold for a family of two adults and two children in the United States is $22,283 per year, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2012. The dollar amount represents total household pretax inco... More »

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development has a website at that breaks down poverty rate by ranking, overall rate, child poverty rate, senior poverty rate and more, using 2011 data. There are a couple ot... More » World View Social Sciences

Federal poverty level income limits for the current year are displayed by state at the United States Department of Health and Human Services website. The same income limits apply in all 48 contiguous states, including th... More »

On an individual basis, poverty is caused by the level of education, skill, intelligence and experience one has. Mental and physical handicaps, feebleness due to age and discrimination due to sexual orientation, race, se... More »