Poverty
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Racial poverty gap closes as everyone gets poorer

Poverty
by Andrew Branch
Posted 7/29/13, 03:28 pm

Four out of five people under age 60 in the United States have been jobless, near poverty, or on welfare for at least a part of their lives, according to a new analysis released by the Associated Press. And the numbers show the economic racial gap may be narrowing, but in the wrong direction.

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Want your kids to be better off than you?

Poverty
by Andrew Branch
Posted 7/24/13, 01:25 pm

Where you live plays a major role in your children's upward mobility. A new study compared today’s 30-year-olds against their childhood homes, charting what some are calling the most detailed picture of social mobility in the United States to date.

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Associated Press/Photo by Dieu Nalio Chery

Caribbean immigrants ship food home using food stamps

Poverty
by Andrew Branch
Posted 7/22/13, 03:22 pm

Caribbean immigrants in New York City have found a new way to help their poor families back home—shipping food in 50-gallon barrels. While the innovative assistance effort is mostly an individual initiative, the United States government is unwittingly lending a hand.

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