Women in America are more likely to be poor than men. Over half of the 37 million Americans living in poverty today are women. And women in America are further behind than women in other countries.
On September 10, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and the Advertising Council released a series of public service announcements, or PSAs, designed to educate consumers about predatory lending practices and how they can protect themselves from these practices.
What should the 44th president do about poverty in our great nation? He should make cutting poverty a clear goal of his administration and prioritize a set of initiatives that will make the most significant contributions.
On August 26, the Census Bureau released new data on poverty and health insurance coverage for 2007. The statistics show that, despite economic growth over the past few years, the number of Americans living in poverty was greater in 2007 than in the recession year of 2001.
By the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights’ Jessica Agarwal Poverty among children and immigrants in the United States significantly increased from 2006 to 2007, according to the Census Bureau’s annual report on income, earnings, and poverty, released on August 26. Meanwhile, the overall poverty rate increased slightly, median income rose, and the number of people without health […]
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The new poverty data released today by the Census Bureau show that six years of economic growth did not lead to better times for the nation’s poor.
The U.S. Census Bureau today reported that 12.5 percent of Americans—one in eight—were living in poverty in 2007. The increase since 2006 was not statistically significant, but the figures show that six years after the 2001 recession ended, there were 5.7 million.
With high gas prices and a faltering economy, low-wage American workers are finding it increasingly difficult to meet their every day needs. On July 31, the House Committee on Education and Labor held a hearing to discuss the growing income gap.
Earlier this week, “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric told viewers that the state of California was planning to cut the jobs and wages of state workers.