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A car can transport people out of poverty

Oct 5, 2012
When you're poor, car trouble can spiral out of control -- but for those without access to public transportation, a car is essential.
Posted In: poverty, mobility, Transportation, financial literacy, cars, homeless, San Diego, tough choices

Comedian puts the funny in frugality

Oct 5, 2012
Comedian Juston McKinney grew up poor. Many of his jokes have to do with being a poor kid and how living middle class now hasn't solved all of his problems.
Posted In: poverty, comedy, tough choices, Budgeting

Pretending to be poor can change your perspective

Oct 4, 2012
Poverty simulation exercises confront participants with empty wallets, tough choices, and a better understanding of low-income people.
Posted In: poverty, poverty simulation, welfare

Young, poor and creative in San Diego

Sep 29, 2012
Kids growing up in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego weigh in on their community through photos and videos
Posted In: San Diego, City Heights, poverty, child poverty

Law against panhandling ruled too harsh

Sep 28, 2012
An Arcata, California ordinance did not allow non-aggressive requests for money, including signs, in many parts of town. But that all changed when a judge ruled the mandate unconstitutional.
Posted In: panhandling, free speech, california, homeless, poverty

Census data shows wealth and poverty of California cities

Sep 20, 2012
Fresno, California is one of the nation's poorest regions. Just three hours away, San Jose is one of the richest.
Posted In: california, poverty, San Jose, Fresno

Moving from very poor neighborhoods improves health

Sep 20, 2012
Researchers have found that while moving out of poorer neighborhoods improves a person's health and general happiness, moving to a better-off region did not improve families' income.
Posted In: health care, poverty, neighborhoods, urban planning

Census report: More states have rising income inequality

Sep 20, 2012
A new report from the U.S Census Bureau shows that since 2010, the gap between rich and poor is widening in more states.
Posted In: poverty, census, income inequality, wealth gap

Why the annual poverty numbers matter

Sep 12, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau released the latest figures on the nation's poverty rates. Nothing much has changed, and that's not a good thing for the economy.
Posted In: poverty

Tavis Smiley/Cornel West launch Poverty 2.0

Sep 12, 2012
The noted African American media commentator and university professor take their road show to key election battleground states in hopes of pushing poverty onto the front burner of the presidential election agenda.
Posted In: poverty, poverty 2.0, election, U.S. Census Bureau

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