Poverty

Associated Press

The Number of Americans Living in High-Poverty Neighborhoods Is Still on the Rise

12.4 million people now live in economically devastated neighborhoods.

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How to Sell Poor, Inner-City Families on a Life in the Suburbs

This innovative Baltimore program moved thousands of residents to middle class neighborhoods. Most stayed.

Reuters

The U.S. Cities Where the Poor Are Most Segregated From Everyone Else

In more affluent metros, higher housing prices can lead to higher concentrations of poverty.

Open Technology Institute

The Most Revealing Broadband Adoption Maps We've Ever Seen

In the era of Google Fiber, there's more reason than ever to confront America's digital divide.

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How Driver's License Suspensions Make Poverty Worse

And what Florida is planning to do about it. 

Associated Press

How Anti-Poverty Programs Marginalize Fathers

Based on decades-old stereotypes that unmarried dads are "deadbeats," the majority of welfare programs almost exclusively serve women and children.

Brookings

Why Income Inequality Is So Much Worse in Atlanta Than Omaha

A common problem with differing causes.

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How the Post Office Could Save Itself by Helping the Poor

What if USPS offered the same services as check-cashing stores and payday lenders, only cheaper? A novel idea in a new white paper.

The Plight of Cambodia's Garment Workers, On Display on a Manhattan Sidewalk

Artist Kat Eng crouched outside Times Square's H&M for eight hours, sewing on a hand-operated machine.

Reuters

Americans Are Deeply Divided Over What Causes Poverty in the First Place

Which makes doing something about it all the more difficult.

Reuters

The Amazing Endurance of Slums

Despite major advances, the world's slum population will likely double to 2 billion by 2050.

Associated Press

The Danger of Telling Poor Kids That College Is the Key to Social Mobility

Higher education should be promoted as an opportunity to experience an intellectual awakening.

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Why So Many Emerging Megacities Remain So Poor

How globalization has changed the nature of urban development.

Reuters

Poverty Is Literally Making People Sick Because They Can't Afford Food

Low-income people are 27 percent more likely to be hospitalized for hypoglycemia right before paychecks and benefits come out.

Reuters

One Reason the Poor Have So Little Political Clout

The disadvantaged are the least likely to vote. What does that mean for their interests?

Reuters

It's Time to Stop Blaming Poverty on the Decline in Marriage

In reality, it's the other way around.

Reuters

A Higher Minimum Wage Could Lift Millions Out of Poverty

With rippling effects on inequality.

Reuters

Why Universal Pre-K Would Be Good for Poor and Well-Off Families Alike

Public high-quality programs save parents lots of money.

Reuters

Americans Are Terrible at Estimating Income Inequality

In some surprising ways.