I have subscribed to get random statistics in my inbox every day and today was a (German language) chart about how many hours a single parent with two children will have to work per week to get above the poverty line - here defined as 50% of the country’s median income. Unfortunately, the English language version is a…
Social assistance is a touchy topic. Some think it’s a necessary part of improving the poverty problem; others think it’s what’s making our economy weak in the first place. But we’re not here to debate. We just want to know: if you used government-funded assistance, did it actually help you?
"I've grabbed plenty of girls' asses in my life," Brian H. Lederman boasted to The Post. "But I've never grabbed hers."
Sarah has six siblings. Her father is estranged from the family and does not contribute financially. Sarah's mother, Dena Jewell Simental, is often away from home, cleaning houses and caring for the disabled. Supporting her seven children is Dena's "top priority," she says. It's never easy — when the family…
Buzzfeed/ McKay Coppins on Paul Ryan's quest to fight poverty. Nice to see the GOP is actually doing something, and it seems to be a genuine change of heart, but I still wouldn't vote for him.
I'll qualify this post by noting that more people in the world have it worse than most of the US, but I live and work in the US, the Pacific NW, in particular, and that's my lens at the moment.
Has anyone heard about this? Utah, I'm surprised:
Economic Hardship and Children's Behavioral Health in the Wake of the Great Recession: Findings from the Michigan Recession and Recovery Study-Child and Youth Study
I've been thinking a lot about this the last few hours after reading the Gawker article about KillerMartinis (KM from here on out). I've always known that many people think that there's a right way and a wrong way to be poor. Poor people can't dress nicely. They can't have nice things or electronics. If they do…