May 11, 2012 Kids who are well-prepared for kindergarten have a better shot at making it all the way through high school. But in poor neighborhoods, there are lots of obstacles. One Cincinnati program is fighting to remove them.
Mar 2, 2012 Marketplace's Wealth and Poverty reporters talked with people from all over the country, and many, regardless of their earning power, had very little in the way of savings.
Feb 28, 2012 Many who are technically living above the poverty line in the United States actually can’t afford to pay for basic needs like clothing and food.
Feb 28, 2012 Daryl Snell and Angel Rogers live just above the poverty line. In their own words, the choices they make and the challenges they face.
Feb 27, 2012 College dropouts don’t get the job, earnings and career benefits of postsecondary education, but they do get a student loan repayment book.
Feb 24, 2012 Reporter Mitchell Hartman discusses the need for Marketplace's new Wealth & Poverty desk.
Jul 6, 2012 Walter Mosley's new book, "All I Did Was Shoot My Man," is more than a mystery novel. Both Mosley and his recurring protagonist, Leonid McGill, take on issues of economic injustice, inequality and the inevitable world of capitalism we live in.
Jan 31, 2012 More than 40 percent of Americans are too "asset poor" to weather a job loss for three months.
Feb 2, 2012 Is Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich justified in calling President Obama the "Food Stamp President?"