poverty

Child Poverty

Report: More US Children Living In Poverty Than Before Great Recession

A new report on child welfare that found more U.S. children living in poverty than before the Great Recession belies the fanfare of the nation’s economic turnaround.

07/21/2015

President Obama Talking

Obama Criticizes Fox News For Its Coverage On Poverty

President Barack Obama is participating in a panel discussion about poverty, and his message is that there’s no reason to think the nation can’t fight it effectively.

05/12/2015

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2016 Presidential Candidates Will Have To Address Problems Facing The Poor

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a presidential campaign where candidates are jockeying to be champions of the middle class and asking wealthy people for money, the problems facing the poor are inching into the debate. Tensions […]

05/02/2015

A Kenyan woman from the same Kenyan district as Barack Obama's father has named her twins after the presidential candidates. (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Mocks Republican Party: ‘Starting To Sound Pretty Democratic’

President Obama and Mitt Romney rekindled their 2012 presidential campaign barbs Thursday, with Obama taking broad shots at the GOP and saying their party platform is “starting to sound pretty Democratic.”

01/30/2015

An increase in the number of people employed year round drove the poverty rate from 15 percent in 2012 to 14.5 percent in 2013, says the Census Bureau. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poverty Rate Drops For The First Time Since 2006

The Census Bureau found the poverty rate in 2013 was 14.5 percent, down from 15 percent in 2012. White House credits job growth for decline.

09/16/2014

The number of “stay-at-home dads” doubled in the past two decades to more than 2 million in 2012, with the largest number seen in poor families’ whose fathers are staying at home because they are ill or disabled. (TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: More Than 2 Million US Men Are ‘Stay-At-Home Dads’

The number of “stay-at-home dads” doubled in the past two decades to more than 2 million in 2012, with the largest number seen in poor families’ whose fathers are staying at home because they are ill or disabled.

06/06/2014

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Study: Wealthy And Impoverished Get Different Types Of Cancer

A new study shows the level of poverty or wealth in an area may affect the types of cancers people get.

05/28/2014

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Study: One-Third of Va. Kids Live In or Near Poverty

According to the study, almost half of the children in or near poverty live with parents who are married.

05/26/2014

President Obama and Pope Francis exchange gifts during a private meeting at the Vatican. (AFP PHOTO POOL/ GABRIEL BOUYS)

President Obama And Pope Francis Find Common Ground And Divisions

The two focused publicly on their mutual respect and shared concern for the poor.

03/27/2014

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Report: Nearly Half Of US Families With Children Live Below 250 Percent Of Poverty Level

A December economics report finds that nearly half of US families live below 250 percent of the federal poverty level, and more than half (54 percent) of working-age families with children under eighteen earn less than $60,000 each year.

12/04/2013

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