Poverty

Economic Hardship Reporting Project

Source: MIT Technology Rev 6/16

Giving Every Child a Monthly Check for an Even Start, Porter, NYT 10/16

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the US: 2015, 9/16

Total Inequality: the financial, psychological, and cultural disadvantages that come with poverty

“Over 50 million Americans live in what the Economic Innovation Group calls “distressed communities”—zip codes where over 55% of the population is unemployed. … over half are in the South, defined generously by the census as the region stretching from Maryland and Delaware to Oklahoma and Texas. The rest tend to live in Midwest rust belt cities that have long suffered from economic decline….” Geography is making America’s uneven economic recovery worse

The War on Poverty at 50, O’Connor, Consortium 1/14

Why The Universal Basic Income Is Not The Best Public Intervention To Reduce Poverty or Income Inequality, 5/

Universal Basic Income May Sound Attractive But, If It Occurred, Would Likelier Increase Poverty Than Reduce It, Greenstein CBPP 5/16

No Country for Old People, Bacon, D & S, 4/16

The End of Welfare as We Know It: America’s once-robust safety net is no more, Atlantic 4/16

The controversial reason tens of thousands of people just lost their food stamps [Clinton welfare “reform”], Wash. Post 4/16

How to Fight Poverty Through Full Employment, Baker, 3/16

The War on the Poor, Edelman, TAP 12/15

The Poor Get Prison: The Criminalization of Poverty, IPS 3/15

Building Local Momentum for National Change: Half in Ten Annual Poverty and Inequality Indicators Report 11/14

Profile of the Working Poor 2012, BLS 3/14

Hunger in America: 2014

Crucial Role of Safety Net in Lowering U.S. Poverty Rates Wimer et al, 12/13

Various Supports for Low-Income Families Reduce Poverty and Have Long-Term Positive Effects On Families and Children, Sherman et al,  CBPP 7/13

Rising Extreme Poverty in the United States and the Response of Federal Means-Tested Transfer Programs, Shaefer & Edin 5/13

How Well Does TANF Proide Income Supportfor Poor Families? CBPP 8/12