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Born with a Wooden Spoon: Welcome to Poverty U.S.A.

The United States continues to be the wealthiest country in the world, yet one in eight Americans—approximately 37 million people—live below the poverty line. This program analytically and sympathetically discusses the effects and implications of poverty, examining factors such as illiteracy, insufficient job skills, substance abuse, and crime. The phenomenon of multigenerational poverty is also addressed, underscoring the disturbing pattern of poverty begetting poverty. Interviews with impoverished people and those who reach out to them put a human face on a demographic group that lives below the radar of wealthy and middle-class Americans. A part of the series Poverty in America. (Original series title: The 51st State.) (59 minutes)

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Item#: BVL36501
Copyright date: ©2006
DVD ISBN 978-1-4213-6032-4

Part of the Series : Poverty in America (6 Parts)
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