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Poverty

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Top Poverty Articles

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  • Too Many Working Families Can't Make Ends Meet

    Too Many Working Families Can't Make Ends Meet
    It's not a secret that there are significant pockets of poverty in Connecticut: 10 percent of the state's households live below the federal poverty line. There is also, according to a study released Sunday by the 16 United Ways in Connecticut, a large...
  • Doula training targets infant mortality among African-Americans

    MILWAUKEE Tyanna McLaurin bends down and with a little help hoists 3-month-old Muntasir Mahdi onto her back. She wraps a bright cloth around him and, with a few twists and tucks, secures him in place as she saw countless women do in her years in the...
  • Another Allentown Perspective

         I did a column and my most recent blog post about people who feel  their Allentown neighborhoods have problems that require more attention. I know they’re not alone.   But I also know many people love living in Allentown and like the...
  • United Way study finds working families struggling to get by

    MIAMI Almost half the residents of Florida, including much of the state's glitzy southern half, are barely getting by, living below the federal poverty level or struggling to pay for food, housing, childcare and other basic needs, according to a United...
  • Study: More than 4 in 10 Palm, Broward households struggle to make ends meet

    Study: More than 4 in 10 Palm, Broward households struggle to make ends meet
    Stagnant wages and a high cost of living are preventing more than four of 10 households in Palm Beach and Broward counties from saving and even affording basic necessities, and households that struggle the most can be found in the region’s oldest,...
  • Low-income Baltimoreans can get help with energy bills at Saturday expo

    Low-income Baltimore residents can get help in applying for energy assistance grants from Baltimore Gas and Electric representatives at an expo on Saturday. The expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Coppin State University's Talon Center, 500...
  • Legislators call for union factory jobs to close women's wage gap

    Legislators called Wednesday for raising the minimum wage and tearing down gender barriers to unionized construction and manufacturing jobs to help eliminate income inequality for California women. "Women have not shared equally in the emerging...
  • Sex is for the rich

    Sex is for the rich
    Our country apparently doesn't want low-income Americans to have free access to birth control, either by compelling all insurance plans to offer it or by adequately funding public reproductive health programs. In many schools — predominantly located...
  • Why the poor pay sky-high interest rates for trappings of middle-class life

    The love seat and sofa that Jamie Abbott can't quite afford ended up in her double-wide trailer because of the day earlier this year when she and her family walked into a new store called Buddy's. Abbott had no access to credit, no bank account and little...
  • #HRBooks Review: "The Poor Man's Guide to Suicide"

    #HRBooks Review: "The Poor Man's Guide to Suicide"
    Why do people contemplate suicide? Why do some follow through while others decide to stay among the living? Are their circumstances so bad that they have no alternative, or are their decisions based on emotions that change over time? Is life based on...
  • Latecomer Croatia finds no easy access to EU prosperity

    ZAGREB (Reuters) - At midday, the main food market in Croatia's picturesque capital is a feast of color, sounds and smells. By mid-afternoon, when vendors pack up their stalls, the European Union's newest member shows its flip side; the poor move in to...