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The homeless and out-of-work of the Depression in line for shelter in New York. (Bettman/Corbis) The homeless and out-of-work of the Depression in line for shelter in New York.

Missing men

America's fight against poverty has a growing hole. Some say it's time to pay attention to the people falling through it: men.

By Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow
August 10, 2008

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IN KEEPING WITH the work ethic of their Puritan forebears, Americans have always preferred to direct their generosity to the "deserving" poor: the have-nots who, through no fault of their own, are unable to support themselves. Since the New Deal, the first large-scale federal initiative to aid the needy, the US government has focused its antipoverty efforts on the vulnerable, ... (Full article: 2253 words)

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