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Poverty

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  • Pediatricians' Rx for parents: Read to your kids every single day

    Books are like medicine, and pediatricians should prescribe their daily use to build up the brains of their youngest patients, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Parents should read aloud to their infants...
  • Cutting off water to Detroiters another wrong turn for Motor City

    Cutting off water to Detroiters another wrong turn for Motor City
    A few years ago Chrysler made a splash with an Eminem-narrated ad for one of its cars billed as “imported from Detroit,” a clever play on the market-share battles between the domestic automakers and the Toyotas, Hondas and Mercedeses of the...
  • It's about quality, not quantity, when it comes to child literacy

    It's about quality, not quantity, when it comes to child literacy
    America's doctors have joined the chorus urging parents to read daily to their children, instead of handing over iPads or parking the kids in front of the TV. The American Academy of Pediatrics launched its "literacy promotion" campaign this week,...
  • Mid-Year Agenda Update: Infrastructure, Poverty And Hartford

    It's been six months since The Courant published its wish list for this year in the editorial series Agenda 2014 (on http://www.courant.com/opinion). Here is a mid-year update. Infrastructure Citing infrastructure-related accidents on the state's rail...
  • Thousands go without water as Detroit cuts service for nonpayment

    It has been six weeks since the city turned off Nicole Hill's water. Dirty dishes are piled in the sink of her crowded kitchen, where the yellow-and-green linoleum floor is soiled and sticky. A small garbage can is filled with water from a neighbor,...
  • Wage gap increase greatest among Hispanics

    Wage gap increase greatest among Hispanics
    The wage gap between high earners and low-income workers increased for everyone between 2007 and 2013—but the gap has grown the most for Latinos, according to a Pew analysis published today. The median weekly pay for low-income Hispanic workers...
  • A look at the easygoing lifestyle of the poor

    I've long been disgusted by what I imagine to be the lavish lifestyle low-income people lead in the poor parts of town I never visit. Flush with government assistance and nanny state handouts like "shelter" and "running water," the poor in America, by...
  • In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists

    In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists
    They scurry between vehicles in the traffic-choked cities of northern Nigeria, small boys in tattered clothing armed with begging tins. Known as the almajiri, the youngsters, some no older than 5, have flooded the streets for the nearly 15 years since a...
  • Ferguson's mounting racial and economic stress set stage for turmoil

    Ferguson's mounting racial and economic stress set stage for turmoil
    The police shooting of Michael Brown was the spark. But the tinder fueling the anger and resentment that has exploded in Ferguson has been building for decades. The town has seen many middle-class homeowners who eagerly moved to St. Louis' northern...
  • Debate over federal funds focuses on low-income housing

    Debate over federal funds focuses on low-income housing
    The City Commission has decided to approve an agreement with the Orange County government to be a part of the federal government’s Urban County Program – but only after one commissioner got some assurances that the program wouldn’t aim...
  • Economic harassment and the Ferguson crisis

    Scratch any social crisis, and you're likely to find economics not far below the surface. Via ArchCity Defenders, a St. Louis legal-aid nonprofit, we can see how this has worked to create the dismaying spectacle of the breakdown of justice in Ferguson....