A women sits with her son for dinner in their new sparsely furnished apartment, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in New York. After leaving her husband who beat her for years, she and her little boy spent the next three years homeless because she couldn’t afford New York City rents. About one third of American children are now living in poverty. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Almost One-Third Of Children Live In Poverty In ‘The Richest Nation In The World’

Even the standard measurement of poverty, the “poverty line,” fails to accurately reflect the struggles of modern Americans to make ends meet.