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Post-revolution Egypt: Not much better and about to get worse for the poor

Jun 7, 2013
The economic downtown that followed Egypt's uprising continues to make difficult circumstances even worse for the country's poor.
Posted In: Egypt, poor, Housing

Chavez is gone but what of his legacy?

Mar 6, 2013
Controversial Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez died yesterday leaving a nation divided over the wisdom of his policies. Both critics and supporters agree that he has changed the role of the poor in Venezuela.
Posted In: venezuela, hugo chavez, poor

How the fiscal cliff may affect child poverty

Nov 30, 2012
Much of the buzz about the fiscal cliff has been about how it will affect the wealthy and middle class. But how might it impact children living if poverty if a deal isn't reached?
Posted In: poor, child poverty, poverty, fiscal cliff

The psychology of poverty

Oct 5, 2012
One Harvard professor says being poor not only impacts people financially, but mentally as well
Posted In: poor, tough choices, psychology, behavioral economics

Majority of Americans feel class conflict

Jan 16, 2012
A new study out finds larger percentages of Americans are seeing conflicts between the haves and the have-nots.
Posted In: pew, Rich, poor, class

Cash-strapped Christmas

Dec 15, 2011
Unemployment and foreclosures have forced many more households to cut budgets to the bone this year. How some families are coping with the holidays now that they're no longer middle class.
Posted In: poverty, poor, holidays

New measure shows more people in poverty

Nov 7, 2011
The number of poor children drops under unofficial poverty measure that counts benefits such as food stamps and costs such as childcare.
Posted In: poverty, poor