November 7, 2016
By Savanah Weed
During the simulation, students experienced a month in the life of a family living below the poverty line.
In 2016, 26.4 percent of the 33,046 residents of Pike County live below the federal poverty line, and Troy University students experienced a fraction of those struggles during a poverty simulation on Nov. 1.
According to Alabama Possible, the organization responsible for the demonstration, more than 900,000 Americans live in poverty.
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