Among which of the following groups is poverty most common?

a. Asian Americans

b. children

c. inner-city residents

d. older Americans

e. unmarried women with children


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Determining who is poor in America is a relative concept, but the government considers a person to be poor if they live below the poverty line\textbf{poverty line} which is determined by the U.S. Census Bureau. The poverty line is the income threshold based on expenditures for an ``austere'' standard of living, and if people are living below that standard they are considered to be impoverished.

The poverty rates for minorities are higher than those in the majority population. Usually the African Americans and Hispanics will be those living below the poverty line. However, the greatest rates of poverty have been noted among the population of unmarried women with children. Experts call this phenomenon the feminization of poverty\textbf{feminization of poverty}, and the poverty rate for this group of people is almost 30 percent, meanwhile less than 10 percent of families with two parents live below the poverty line.

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