News

US Census: Michigan Poverty

Monday, September 24, 2012

Photo Courtesy of Hands On Blog

The U-S Census Bureau has released its 2010 - 2011 figures on poverty throughout the country. Michigan’s poverty rate increased for the third straight year with nearly 18-percent of the population below the poverty line. Dr. Sheldon Danziger is a professor at the Gerald Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He tells WDET’s J. Carlisle Larsen that the poverty rates are tied directly to slow economic recovery caused by the Great Recession.

To listen to this interview, click on the audio player above. Join the conversation by leaving your questions or comments below.

Photo Courtesy of Hands On Blog