St. Louis, Missouri has long been known to face disheartening rates of poverty. In 2019, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that an estimated 24.2% of residents may be living in poverty. Mission: St. Louis, a Missouri-based organization, has reported that up to 40% of children in the city may be born into poverty. While the […]
Nearly One Million Americans Will Lose Access to Food Stamps under New Trump Rule
Under a new rule enacted by the Trump administration, close to 700,000 people will lose SNAP benefits due to regulations that make it more difficult for states to waive the requirement that “able bodied” recipients work at least 20 hours a week. The rule will affect people aged 18-49 who do not have children and […]
United Nations Report Demonstrates Urgency of Climate Change Policies
Early today, a United Nations (U.N.) report composed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was released in Geneva, Switzerland, detailing the fast approaching effects of climate change and their impact on global food security. The report examined the correlations between various measures such as rising earth temperatures, soil degradation, and carbon dioxide emissions to […]
Today is Latina Equal Pay Day
Today is Latina Equal Pay Day, the day of 2016 that Latina women would need to work to in order to accumulate what a white man earned in 2015.
The Number of Women in Poverty Hasn’t Declined in a Year
The poverty rate for women is not only virtually unchanged, but – at 14.5 percent – it’s the highest in two decades.
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
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
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.
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
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
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 […]