Solutions to Poverty through Research

Amanda’s Blueprint sought to engage students, professors, universities and their respective communities in better research on poverty in the United States, with the intention of educating others and creating solutions in light of the economic recession. Given that more middle class families have become “working poor” and lower class families continue to struggle with retaining employment, it is clear there are systemic causes to poverty in America, and that government assistance through Welfare and Medicaid isn’t enough to lift people out of poverty. In order the address the problem of poverty, the government needs a more accurate picture of poverty, and by encouraging universities to teach and collect information about the issue Amanda helped compile a more accurate picture of poverty.

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