Vulnerability 2030: Scenarios on Vulnerability in the United States

The Great Recession of 2008–2010 has expanded the ranks and deepened the suffering of
vulnerable populations. Prior to this recession there were mixed signals—some populations
were doing better, while others remained marginal in their income and in their access
to employment, food, effective education and health care. So much change in just a
few years is a reminder that there is no single, certain future to plan for. There are many
plausible alternative futures, and planning for just one set of assumed future circumstances

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