Poverty and Income
2012 HHS Poverty Guidelines
Hunger Task Force: SPENT - Low Income Spending Simulation Game
Hunger Task Force
Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2011
Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness
National Center for Children in Poverty
serves more than 48,000 meals per month at our soup kitchens; helps more than 29,000 people receive emergency food at our pantries each month, and distributes nearly 9,000 Stockboxes a month to senior citizens in Milwaukee County. How do so many people need help?
Put yourself in their shoes and find out! Play the online game SPENT
to see what it is like to make hard, life-changing choices just to survive and feed your family. See if you can make it through the month!
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National Center for Children in Poverty: 50-State Demographics Wizard
The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) identifies and promotes strategies that prevent child poverty in the United States and that improve the lives of low-income children and their families. It conducts and synthesizes relevant research to meet
the needs of key audiences that work on issues affecting low-income
families. NCCP also provides an extensive list of publications as
well as demographic, state, and local information on child poverty
in the U.S.
Visit the NCCP website
This webpage from the National Center for Children in Poverty
provides statistical information about low-income children focusing on various areas of interest, including family income level; parental presence, education, employment, and marital status; the child's age and race-ethnicity; and family residential area and moves.
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National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
Poverty and Potential: Out-of-School Factors and School Success
The mission of the National Law Center on Homelessness
& Poverty (NLCHP) is to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness.
To achieve its mission, NLCHP pursues three main strategies: impact
litigation, policy advocacy, and public education. Visit NLCHP's
website for valuable resources in the areas of housing
, and domestic violence
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Poverty USA Tour
This March 2009 brief by Dr. David C. Berliner of Arizona State University and supported by The Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice
explores the role poverty plays in the achievement gap between lower income and middle income students and between racial and ethnic groups; the report concludes that poverty is, in fact, the major cause of the achievement gap.
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Rural Children At A Glance
Two Generations in Poverty: Status and Trends among
Parents and Children in the United States, 2000-2010
What’s life like at the poverty line?
It’s one impossible choice after another—between food and medicine, getting to work or paying the heating bill. But there are ways out. Tour Poverty USA below and find out what life is like at the poverty line—and how you can help.
Take the poverty tour in English
Two Steps Back: City and Suburban Poverty Trends 1999-2005
This November 2011 brief from Child Trends
examines recent poverty data and trends over the past decade through a two-generation lens. The brief draws on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, and presents a sharpened two-generation lens on the poverty and low-income status of children and families in 2010, and on trends in poverty
and low-income status among children and
families during the first decade of the 21st
century. In addition, it presents data on differences in poverty and low-income status across race and ethnic origin, age, family structure, gender, education, full-time employment status, and geography.
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Understanding Recent Changes in Child Poverty
This December 2006 report from The
an analysis of poverty in cities and suburbs of the nation's 100
largest metropolitan areas based on data from the 2005 American
and Census 2000.
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U.S. Census Bureau: Poverty
This report, published by the Urban Institute
in August 2006, examines trends in child poverty in the United States over the last 10 years and analyzes the factors contributing to the trends.
View the abstract in HTML format
Download the complete report in PDF format
This portion of the U.S. Census Bureau website provides information about poverty in the United States, including poverty thresholds, methods for measuring poverty, and historical tables.
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