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Mollie Orshansky referenced in "The West Wing"

Haim Shalom

I came across your article about Mollie Orshansky and wanted to say how grateful I was for it. I thought it might be worth mentioning that Mollie's name was actually used in the very popular TV series, The West Wing—where they acknowledge her as the inventor of the index to measure poverty. Many thanks for an excellent and informative article!

Kol Tuv

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Mollie Orshansky referenced in "The West Wing"." (Viewed on January 23, 2018) <>.


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