MassBudget: Progress in reducing poverty in Massachusetts slows in 2017
October 2, 2018
Progress in reducing poverty in Massachusetts slows in 2017
Although the state has made significant gains in poverty reduction and income growth in recent years, especially since the recession, year-over-year progress began to slow in 2017. Compared to 2016, the poverty rate was essentially flat, and median household income grew at a much slower pace.
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