Poverty

Original Reporting | | Aging, Poverty, Social Security
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Map & Data Resources | Poverty, State government
May 8, 2013 — As we document in three new interactive visualizations, the value of public assistance benefits (first called “Aid to Families with Dependent Children,” or “AFDC,” and...view
Interviews | | Education, History, Poverty
Jan. 30, 2013 — Pennsylvania State University assistant professor of English John Marsh discusses “Class Dismissed: Why We Cannot Teach or Learn Our Way Out of Inequality.” Marsh’s...view
Interviews | | Poverty
Oct. 10, 2012 — Maurice Isserman is a professor of history at the Hamilton College. He is the author of “The Other American: The Life of Michael Harrington.” This is the fiftieth...view
Editorial Cartoons | Agriculture, Budget deficit, Poverty
June 20, 2012 — Have a higher resolution monitor? Click here for screen resolutions of 1280 x 960 or better, or here for 1920 x 1200 or better.view
Letters to the Editor | Poverty, Religion
May 16, 2012 — Thanks for this [Two-tier morality? Catholic Bishops’ anti-poverty advocacy lags] well written and researched article. I’ve been saying this precise thing since...view
Original Reporting | | Poverty, Religion
May 16, 2012 — In a statement earlier this month, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, the Archbishop of New York and the current president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB),...view
Map & Data Resources | | Employment, Labor, Poverty
Apr. 11, 2012 — As observed in recent news coverage, “lawmakers are facing growing pressure to raise the minimum wage, which was last increased at the federal level to $7.25 an hour...view
Map & Data Resources | | Children, Poverty
Oct. 19, 2011 — Child poverty in the United States has never been a pretty picture, and it has gotten worse over the course of the last several years. To put the current picture is some...view