Jun 1, 2012
Sixteen percent of the U.S. population lives at or below the poverty line. Author Peter Edelman thinks that's unacceptable.
May 25, 2012
Sister Albertina Morales works with some of the most economically destitute people in Los Angeles. And according to her, the economic recovery isn't much of a recovery at all.
May 10, 2012
Cincinnati's Oyler School, is not just a center for learning. It is a Community Learning Center that brings together social services and education under one roof.
May 9, 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 27, 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.
Feb 9, 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.