Tag Archives: poverty

VIDEO: Senior poverty today

In light of the Census Bureau’s recent report on the state of poverty in America– and the fact that older women experience poverty at nearly twice the rates of older men– we want to share a video about the realities … Continue reading

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6 takeaways from the Census’ report on poverty

The latest report from the US Census Bureau investigates trends in poverty across the US.

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Understanding America’s “glass floor”

Is America a meritocracy? A new study from Brookings suggests that class mobility doesn’t always have much to do with skills, intelligence, or talent.

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Innovative Finance Series: Pay for Success to serve our most vulnerable families

Last month, we discussed Cuyahoga County’s proposal to use Pay for Success to help homeless Ohio families remain intact. This month, we spoke to some of those involved for an in-depth profile of the plan.

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Women and poverty

A new study shows that women are bearing the brunt of income inequality.

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50 years after the War on Poverty, visualizing poverty in America

The New York Times recently created an interactive map that shows how far we have to go to eliminate poverty in the US. How does your community fare? 

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This Thanksgiving, cuts to food assistance hit families hard

As we prepare for Thanksgiving, food banks are bracing for unprecedented demand due to cuts in food assistance for the most vulnerable in society.

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Inside Medicaid expansion

This week, Ohio announced it will accept federal funds to expand Medicaid. What does expansion mean for America?

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Consequences of brinksmanship: Gov’t shutdown hurts the most vulnerable

Sequestration has been hurting the most vulnerable Americans for months. Now, a government shutdown makes matters worse.

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Food assistance: facts and myths

The truth about food assistance– and the million of workers, children, and seniors who rely on it.

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