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Resource ID: #18172
Subject: Poverty
Source: Sun (Bremerton, Wash.)
Date: Aug. 19


The Sun examines the question whether the poverty line needs to be redrawn. The story focuses on Jamillah Abdul-Saboor, a 29-year old single mother with two children. The Sun describes her life as "a series of trade-offs," in which Friday night Happy Meals equal less bus rides and only "relentless pursuit of bargains" helps stretching the dollars. The article reveals that Abdul-Saboor's before-tax income is $17,680, "well above the U.S. poverty line of $13,874 for the year 2000."

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