Poverty

Economic Hardship Reporting Project, Inst for Policy Studies

ALICE: A New Lens for Financial Hardship, United Way

Income for poorest Americans fell faster than previously thought: study

Reserve Army of the Hungry: “Is a Job at Starvation Level Wages a Job? In the industrialised countries in the post-war era, providing workers with the resources to allow for “food security” was not considered that big a deal. Hunger was an issue for the jobless. ….We now have people who are employed, yet need to lean on assistance — either from charities, or governments — to get adequate nutrition.” 10/19

Medicare for All Would Cut Poverty by Over 20 Percent, Bruenig, Jacobin 9/19

The Myth of Welfare Dependency, Hanna, Project Syndicate 8/19

Poor People’s Moral Budget: Everybody Has the Right to Live, Barnes et al, PPC & IPS 6/19

Almost half of US families can’t afford basics like rent and food, Luhby, CNN 5/19

The Unequal Recovery: Measuring Financial Distress by ZIP Code, Mather & Sanchez, FRB of SL, Q1, 2019

Graying of U.S. Bankruptcy: Fallout from Life in a Risk Society, Thorne et al, SSR 8/18

‘It’s the New Form of Affordable Housing’: More People Are Living in Their Cars, Quinn, Governing 7/18

The Dickensian Return of Debtors’ Prisons, King, Am. Conservative, 7/18

The Wages of Poverty in America, Menon, TomDispatch 7/18

Alongside rising top incomes, the level of living of America’s poorest has fallen, Ravallion et al, Vox 6/18

The UN Just Published a Scathing Indictment of US Poverty, Slevin, Talk Poverty 6/1

New evidence shows that our anti-poverty programs, especially Social Security, work well, Hiltzik, LA Times 5/18

People’s Pre-Bankruptcy Struggles, Consumer Bankruptcy Project 2/18

Anti-poverty Policy Innovations: New Proposals for Addressing Poverty in the United States, Berger et al, Russell Sage, 2/18

The New Poverty, Alt, NEP 12/17

Deadbeat Democrats  How Bill Clinton set the stage for the GOP’s war on the poor, Covert, New Republic 9/17   

By the NumbersIncome and Poverty, 2016, Cooper and Schieder, EPI 9/17

The Success Sequence Is About Cultural Beefs Not Poverty, Bruenig 8/17

If You’ve Never Lived In Poverty, Stop Telling Poor People What They Should Do,

Profile of the Working Poor 2015, BLS 4/17

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: 2016, 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

Hunger in America, WHY

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

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 Support for Poor Families? CBPP 8/12