Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

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According to the author, what is the problem with the current method of estimating the poverty level? Why is it a problem?


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The big problem is that many of the people living in poverty are not even counted in the system. People who have given up trying to find a job or are in the country illegally are not counted. Marginalized people, who often don't declare income tax, are not considered when estimating poverty levels.