Poverty ties in with all kinds of social ills - low grades in
But poverty is about more than money. Poor people can't get at the
opportunities and services middle-class Americans take for granted.
So the poor often sink into a cycle of day-to-day survival, which
ensures that their children will be poor too.
In West Virginia, 360,000 people live below the poverty line, which
means they make less than $14,150 a year for a family of three. That means