Millions of Americans predicted poverty

If the U.S. Congress will extend the program to support families more than 12 million Americans will be in poverty, experts believe Urban Institute.

The authors of the study predict a rise in poverty in the United States to 11.9% by the end of this year, if you don't enter unemployment, a second stimulus package and extended monthly subsidies to purchase food within SNAP (food stamps. — Approx. ed.). All these support measures included in the bill, which has already adopted the lower chamber of the American Parliament, but not yet approved by the Senate.

According to him, without state support, these families are waiting for the hardships and costs in the second half of the year as the effect of government measures will run out by the end of July.

It is noted that the hardest hit families where at least one person will lose their job. Without support measures, the level of poverty in these households by the end of the year to reach 15.6 percent. It is noted that among blacks and Hispanics will be 20%.

According to the authors of the study, the most effective support measures are direct payments, which will help keep above the poverty line 8.3 million Americans. It is also noted that last week in the U.S. for unemployment benefits appealed and more than 1.4 million people. This means an unprecedented number of Americans needing government assistance in a pandemic. Failure to pass the bill will lead to disaster, confident, Urban Institute.

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