Mississippi River Ministry
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
"Building Bridges of Hope and Change"
Common Myths About Poverty
The most common myths are:
1. All poor are long-term. Most are not.
2. All welfare recipients are long-term. The average period of welfare for a recipient is 3 years.
3. Most poverty is found in our nation's inner cities. Although poverty problems are often severe in these neighborhoods, many more of our nation's poor live outside of these neighborhoods.