National Poverty Center cited in article on global poverty

March 19, 2013
CBS Detroit cited research from the National Poverty Center (NPC) in a story about changing levels of poverty throughout the world. The article used NPC statistics about poverty in the U.S. in order to provide context to a new Oxford University study showing decreasing global poverty.

According to a recent NPC report, in 2010 approximately 15.1 percent of Americans were considered impoverished. The Oxford University study indicated that decreasing levels of poverty worldwide means that some countries could see the end of extreme poverty within 20 years.