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Sheltering America’s Children

Sheltering America’s Children | Poverty & Capitalism | Scoop.it
Washington Post columnist Petula Dvorak recently told the story of a homeless mother in the District of Columbia, unemployed due to serious health problems, who used subway trains and buses as overnight shelter for herself and her 2-year-old...
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The Continuing Evolution of American Poverty and Its Implications for Community Development

The Continuing Evolution of American Poverty and Its Implications for Community Development | Poverty & Capitalism | Scoop.it
In a chapter from the Low Income Investment Fund and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Investing in What Works for America’s Communities, Alan Berube discusses the changing characteristics of U.S.

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Want to Fight Poverty, Philly? Start at the Bottom, With the Low-Wage Jobs – Next American City

Want to Fight Poverty, Philly? Start at the Bottom, With the Low-Wage Jobs – Next American City | Poverty & Capitalism | Scoop.it
In order to deal with its high poverty rate, Philadelphia must make changes to its low-wage job market — a market that for now will remain a big part of the city’s future.

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Number Of People Living In Extreme Poverty Up 50% Since 2000

Economics blogger Evan Soltas broke down census figures and found that since 2000, the number of people living in “extreme” poverty — that is, incomes totaling less than half of the federal poverty line — has climbed an astounding 50 percent,...

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Child Poverty in the US compared - SLUniverse Forums

Child Poverty in the US compared - SLUniverse Forums | Poverty & Capitalism | Scoop.it
This site has some interesting graphs and charts, but this chart is one I found especially interesting: The Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty.
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Vatican Reprimands U.S. Nuns Group

Vatican Reprimands U.S. Nuns Group | Poverty & Capitalism | Scoop.it
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious has “serious doctrinal problems,” the church said as it appointed an American bishop to rein the group in.
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Prescription Drugs' Rising Costs Are Concern for Many Retiring Americans | Moneyland | TIME.com

Prescription Drugs' Rising Costs Are Concern for Many Retiring Americans | Moneyland | TIME.com | Poverty & Capitalism | Scoop.it
A report on rising drug prices has set off alarms among retirement planners. (Drug Prices Up-or Not?
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The Other America, 2012: Confronting the Poverty Epidemic | The Nation

The Other America, 2012: Confronting the Poverty Epidemic | The Nation | Poverty & Capitalism | Scoop.it
To restore the American Dream for the 99 percent, we must first bring the "invisible poor" out of the shadows.
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More Than 46 Million Americans Still in Poverty

More Than 46 Million Americans Still in Poverty | Poverty & Capitalism | Scoop.it
15 percent of the US population lives in poverty. The poverty rate for children remains more than 20 percent for the third year in a row.

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Going Hungry: Nearly One in Five Americans Has Been Short of Money for Food in the Past Year

Going Hungry: Nearly One in Five Americans Has Been Short of Money for Food in the Past Year | Poverty & Capitalism | Scoop.it

Nearly one in five Americans has not had enough money to buy the food they needed in the past year, a Gallup poll finds. But there are wide disparities from state to state and regionally. In North Dakota, just 9.6 percent of people have lacked enough money for food.


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Parents and Poverty: This Recession Can Hurt for a Generation

Parents and Poverty: This Recession Can Hurt for a Generation | Poverty & Capitalism | Scoop.it
In the flailing efforts to forestall economic collapse, and the long fight to right an economy that still can't find its way, there is long term danger lurking in the forest -- particularly how the worst downturn since the Depression is shaping a...
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Poverty rates: Most U.S. counties see increasing poverty rates

Poverty rates: Most U.S. counties see increasing poverty rates | Poverty & Capitalism | Scoop.it
It’s hardly news that the Great Recession pushed millions of Americans into poverty. In 2010, “poverty” meant having an income of less than $22,113 for a family of four; 15.1 percent of Americans were below that line.
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Poverty’s Poster Child

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Some of the toughest and most persistent poverty in America exists on Indian reservations, like Pine Ridge in South Dakota. But it’s not hopeless.
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Are our services Out of Reach?

Are our services Out of Reach? | Poverty & Capitalism | Scoop.it
Place, poverty, and opportunity are inextricably linked in the United States and place determines the opportunities and community resources available to low-income populations. (Are our services Out of Reach?
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Report: 5% Of Americans Have A Serious Mental Illness - Kaiser Health News

According to figures from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Sevices Administration, an estimated 11 million people have some type of mental illness.
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Chasing Fees, Banks Court Low-Income Customers

Chasing Fees, Banks Court Low-Income Customers | Poverty & Capitalism | Scoop.it
More large banks are aggressively pursuing low-income customers with products that can carry high fees and are largely untouched by consumer protections.
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