Texas Poverty: An Overview

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June 29, 2000

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Texas is one of the largest states in the country, yet, for reasons of history and economy, it differs in important ways from other large states such as New York and California. This primer is intended to provide a succinct profile of Texas' low-income residents and their needs as well as the state's limited commitment to responding to these needs with its own funds. Each section provides the most recent available data, data sources and links to additional sources of information.