A UC Berkeley study released at the end of 2013 has found that the cost of public assistance to families of workers in the fast-food … Read more
As the United States marks the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty this month, a new report suggests one recent weapon in the battle has been … Read more
The poorer the neighborhood, the higher the risk for problem gambling, according to a study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA). … Read more
Growing up poor and stressed impacts brain function as an adult Sherri McGinnis González October 21, 2013 Childhood poverty and chronic stress may lead to … Read more
Despite continued reports of economic growth in Africa, much of the continent remains wracked by poverty, with roughly one in five citizens saying they frequently … Read more
Contrary to stereotypes, low-income trailer park residents form distinct groups with different visions of morality, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer … Read more
Some may assume that low-income residents of run-down, crime-ridden neighborhoods do not care about their communities. However, research from the University of Missouri suggests otherwise. … Read more
ITHACA, N.Y. — Growing up poor increases a person’s likelihood of health problems as an adult, but a new study led by a Cornell University environmental psychologist shows that being raised in a tight-knit community can help offset this disadvanta…
What factors contribute to poor people in developing countries lifting themselves out of poverty?
A paper by economists Anan Pawasutipaisit of Thammasat University and Robert M. Townsend of MIT provides important insights into what kinds of househ…
Poverty has grown in America’s suburbs during the recent economic downturn, but poor people in many suburban communities are finding it hard to get the help they need, a report by University of Chicago researchers shows.
“Many suburbs have se…
Data and research on what it really takes for seniors to make ends meet in each of California’s 58 counties will be released today at the state Capitol in Sacramento.
The release is the latest update of the Elder Economic Security Standard Inde…