Posts tagged "Poverty"
Study Highlights Disparities in Well-Being for Girls in Southern States

Study Highlights Disparities in Well-Being for Girls in Southern States

A recent report by the Girl Scouts Research Institute shows that the Midwest, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic are the best regions of the United States to raise girls, while the South - specifically Mississippi, Arkansas, and Georgia - is the worst.
Law Limiting Abortion Access Under Medicaid in Alaska Temporarily Blocked

Law Limiting Abortion Access Under Medicaid in Alaska Temporarily Blocked

An Alaska state court judge this week temporarily blocked a law that created a narrow definition for when abortions were "medically necessary" and therefore covered under Alaska Medicaid.
One in Four Americans Live in High-Poverty Areas

One in Four Americans Live in High-Poverty Areas

The 77 million Americans who live in poverty areas - defined as an area where over one-fifth of the residents earn incomes below the current poverty line of $23,600 for a family of four - represent a significant increase from the 18 percent recorded by the Census Bureau in 2000.
Number of Homeless Students in U.S. Has Increased, Hit Record

Number of Homeless Students in U.S. Has Increased, Hit Record

Over 1.1 million students enrolled in preschool or K-12 during the 2011-12 school year were homeless, comprising two percent of all public school students.
Majority of Public School Students in 17 U.S. States are Low-Income

Majority of Public School Students in 17 U.S. States are Low-Income

For the first time in 40 years, a majority of public school students throughout the Southern and Western United States are low-income.
New Study Finds Women Denied Abortion More Likely to Be in Poverty

New Study Finds Women Denied Abortion More Likely to Be in Poverty

A recent study conducted by UC San Francisco’s Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) found that women who are denied an abortion in the United States are three times more likely to be under the federal poverty line. Of 956 women who sought abortion care, the study found that 65% of “turnaways” (women who...
Boost Social Security Benefits to Close Pay and Caregiving Gap

Boost Social Security Benefits to Close Pay and Caregiving Gap

By Tatsuko Go Hollo It’s no secret that women are paid less than men across many industries. It’s also been well-documented that women are much more likely than men to work part-time. Unfortunately, employees who work part-time are often ineligible for essential benefits, such as health insurance, paid leave or a retirement plan. That’s where...