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New York City Changes Poverty Standard

Sing Tao Daily, Posted: Jul 15, 2008

NEW YORK Asian Americans have replaced African Americans on a new poverty scale to become the second poorest group following Hispanics in New York City, the Sing Tao Daily reports. The old poverty standard came out in 1969, which is out-dated, said New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Since expenses other than food come up with a bigger percentage of total living expenses, the new standard also considers the cost of clothing, housing, utilities, transportation and childcare. The poverty line for a family of four grew to 26,138 USD, which is 5,694 USD more than New York Citys old standard.

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