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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 eliminatingContinue 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 orContinue 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, theContinue 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 areContinue Reading

Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty

World Bank:  Shock waves: managing the Impacts of climate change on poverty – “Ending poverty and stabilizing climate change are the two objectives of this report. It is discussed how the two objectives should be addressed together. Climate change has an impact on eradicating poverty. Climate related shocks (natural disasters, spike in food prices, waterborneContinue Reading

Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Products

“The Census Bureau is releasing a selection of data products on income, poverty and health insurance coverage. These products include: •    2015 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement Public Use Micro Data File containing tax and noncash benefit variables (http://www.census.gov/hhes/povmeas/data/supplemental/public-use.html) •    2015 CPS ASEC updated in Table Creator online tool (http://www.census.gov/cps/data/cpstablecreator.html) •    2015Continue Reading

Ending Extreme Poverty and Sharing Prosperity

Ending Extreme Poverty and Sharing Prosperity: Progress and Policies. Marcio Cruz, James Foster, Bryce Quillin and Philip Schellekens. Approved for distribution by Kaushik Basu, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, World Bank. Ocotber 2015. “Three key challenges stand out: the depth of remaining poverty, the unevenness in shared prosperity, and the persistent disparities in non-incomeContinue Reading

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2014

“The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that in 2014, there was no statistically significant change from 2013 in either real median household income or the official poverty rate. At the same time, the percentage of people without health insurance coverage declined. Unless otherwise noted, the following results for the nation were compiled from information collectedContinue Reading

Millions of Americans experience poverty outside safety nets

Selling plasma to survive: how over a million American families live on $2 per day by Dylan Matthews on September 2, 2015 – “In early 2011, 1.5 million American households, including 3 million children, were living on less than $2 in cash per person per day. Half of those households didn’t have access to in-kindContinue Reading

Millions of Children Living in High-Poverty Areas

Annie E. Casey Foundation: “The 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book reports that 14% of children — 10.1 million total — are now living in areas of concentrated poverty.  These numbers represent an unsettling trend: An increase of nearly 4 million more children living in high-poverty areas since 2000.  State-by-state, the percentage of children living inContinue Reading

Living Standards, Poverty and Inequality in the UK: 2015

UK Institute for Fiscal Studies – Living Standards, Poverty and Inequality in the UK: 2015. Chris Belfield, Jonathan Cribb, Andrew Hood, Robert Joyce.July 2015. “Average incomes are edging up slowly after falling sharply after the Great Recession. Income inequality has fallen back to levels last seen one or two decades ago. Relative poverty is lowerContinue Reading