low-income families

File photo of people waiting outside of a government unemployment office. (Photo by CESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images)

Employment Gap Between Rich, Poor Widest on Record

The gap in employment rates between America’s highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago, according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press.


In a first, working-age people now make up the majority in households that rely on food stamps.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Report: US Food Stamp Eligibility Should Be Expanded

The Institute of Medicine (IOM), a non-profit health adviser, is receiving praise for its new report that finds American SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) benefits are not sufficient enough for the country’s low-income families.