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The poverty rate has improved, but inequality is still dragging our economy down

Eduardo Porter – New York Times – Richer but Not Better Off: “In some ways, the United States looks more like a poor unequal country in the developing world than a rich industrialized nation: relatively small middle class and a bigger share of rich and of poor than in any advanced country. This is not… Continue Reading

24/7 Wall St. 20 Nations With the Most Children Living in Extreme Poverty

“Extreme poverty remains a worldwide social and economic scourge. According to a report from the World Bank and UNICEF, 767 million people around the world live on less than $1.90 per day — a grossly inadequate sum of money to meet basic survival needs in most countries. Approximately half of the world’s extremely poor are… Continue Reading

Report – Nearly 385 million children living in extreme poverty

World Bank – “Children are more than twice as likely as adults to live in extreme poverty, according to a new analysis from the World Bank Group and UNICEF. Ending Extreme Poverty: A Focus on Children finds that in 2013 19.5 per cent of children in developing countries were living in households that survived on… Continue Reading

New American Community Survey Statistics For Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Available For States and Local Areas

“The U.S. Census Bureau today released its most detailed look at America’s people, places and economy with new statistics on income, poverty, health insurance and more than 40 other topics from the American Community Survey. Many states saw an increase in income and a decrease in poverty rates between 2014 and 2015. During that same… Continue Reading

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the US 2015

“The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that real median household income increased by 5.2 percent between 2014 and 2015 while the official poverty rate decreased 1.2 percentage points. At the same time, the percentage of people without health insurance coverage decreased. Median household income in the United States in 2015 was $56,516, an increase in… Continue Reading

Southern Poverty Law Conference – Hate Map

“892 Hate Groups are currently operating in the US. Track them…with our Hate Map. All hate groups have beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics. This list was compiled using hate group publications and websites, citizen and law enforcement reports, field sources and news reports.… Continue Reading

Poverty in the United States – 50-Year Trends and Safety Net Impacts Report

HHS – “Poverty in the United States: 50-Year Trends and Safety Net Impacts presents analyses of the impact of the safety net on poverty rates and a close look at populations experiencing high risks of poverty during the 50 years since the War on Poverty began. The report highlights the increasing role of safety net… Continue Reading

Poverty and Child Health in the United States

Pediatrics – April 2016 From the American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement – Poverty and Child Health in the United States – Council on Community Pediatrics. [emphasis added] “Almost half of young children in the United States live in poverty or near poverty. The American Academy of Pediatrics is committed to reducing and ultimately eliminating… Continue Reading

PovcalNet: an online analysis tool for global poverty monitoring

Via World Bank – “PovcalNet is an interactive computational tool that allows you to replicate the calculations made by the World Bank’s researchers in estimating the extent of absolute poverty in the world. PovcalNet also allows you to calculate the poverty measures under different assumptions and to assemble the estimates using alternative country groupings or… Continue Reading

Elderly Poverty in the United States in the 21st Century

Boston College, Center for Retirement Research – Elderly Poverty in the United States in the 21st Century: Exploring the Role of Assets in the Supplemental Poverty Measure “Official estimates of elderly poverty do not take into account either the medical needs of the elderly, which can be quite extensive, or the assets at their disposal,… Continue Reading

Census Bureau Releases 2014 Income and Poverty Estimates for All Counties

“Today, the Census Bureau released the latest findings from its Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program. The program provides the only up-to-date, single-year income and poverty statistics for all counties and school districts — roughly 3,140 counties and nearly 14,000 school districts nationally. Tables provide statistics on the number of people in poverty, the… Continue Reading

Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty

Hallegatte, Stephane, Mook Bangalore, Laura Bonzanigo, Marianne Fay, Tamaro Kane, Ulf Narloch, Julie Rozenberg, David Treguer, and Adrien Vogt-Schilb. 2016. Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty. Climate Change and Development Series. Washington, DC: World Bank. doi:10.1596/978-1-4648-0673-5. License: Creative Commons Attribution CC BY 3.0 IGO. “Ending poverty and addressing climate change are… Continue Reading