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Learn more about poverty

Poverty is complex. Research helps us use best practices. Data shows the amount of work we do each year. Stories reveal the impact that our work has on the lives of Iowans.

Browse through the research, data, and stories to learn more about poverty.

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The California Community Action Partnership Association created three short videos that do a fabulous job summarizing:

Did You Know?

A majority of Americans will experience poverty firsthand. 59% of Americans will spend at least one year below the official poverty line between the ages of 20-75.

Source: Confronting Poverty

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