Economic hardship in Columbus, Mississippi

Nov 18, 2015
A look at how Columbus' economy is faring as part of our 'American Futures' series.
Posted In: poverty, Mississippi

Low-income households shying away from mortgages

Nov 5, 2015
NY Fed briefing reveals that low-income residents have a large segment of “discouraged borrowers.”
Posted In: mortgage, poverty, Economy, affordable housing
Economist Angus Deaton answers a question at a press conference for his Nobel Prize win at Princeton University on Monday.

Princeton economist awarded 2015 Nobel prize

Oct 12, 2015
Scottish-born Angus Deaton is known as a fierce critic of how poverty is measured.
Posted In: Economics, Nobel Prize, poverty

World Bank rethinks poverty measure

Oct 1, 2015
The benchmark of $1.25 a day is expected to raise to $1.90.
Posted In: poverty line, poverty rates, poverty
Low-income families select free bread and produce at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey last month. The food bank has seen an 11 percent increase in food distribution in Atlantic County since four of Atlantic City's major casinos closed in 2014, laying

Federal poverty measure unchanged from last year

Sep 16, 2015
U.S. Census reports the median income rate also remained the same from last year.
Posted In: poverty, wages, income

A more accurate measure of poverty?

Sep 15, 2015
A look behind the Census Bureau's Supplemental Poverty Measure.
Posted In: poverty, child poverty, U.S. Census Bureau

Grocery exodus has Flint shopping for answers

May 22, 2015
Flint's 100,000 people now have only one major store within city limits.
Posted In: grocery store, Flint, poverty, unemployement, Transit

Baltimore's $100 million investment legacy

May 22, 2015
The city's efforts to alleviate poverty date back decades, with lasting effects.
Posted In: poverty, urban, federal dollars, Baltimore
The outside of the shuttered FMC Corp. plant in Baltimore. The plant used to produce insecticides and other agricultural chemicals, but in 2008, the company moved its operations overseas to save costs. About 130 employees were laid off.

How many jobs does $100 million get you?

May 20, 2015
Baltimore's "Empowerment Zones" offer a history of qualified success.
Posted In: Baltimore, poverty, employment, Housing
Breakdancers in Cambodia.

The global influence of hip hop and breakdancing

May 19, 2015
Filmmaker Adam Sjöberg chronicles the lives of b-boys and girls around the world.
Posted In: hip-hop, youth, poverty, dance, international