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The Greatest Successes In War On Poverty

www.nytimes.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

America’s war on poverty turned 50 years old this week, and plenty of people have concluded that, as President Reagan put it: “We fought a war on ...

What It's Like to Grow Up in a Slum

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

For the millions of youth living in slums, daily life can be grim. Kids start their lives on poverty's front lines, without access to education, infrastructure or sanitation. They are subject to hunger and disease, and are thrust prematurely into adult responsibilities.

Parents and Poverty: This Recession Can Hurt for a Generation

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.04.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

In the flailing efforts to forestall economic collapse, and the long fight to right an economy that still can't find its way, there is long term danger lurking in the forest -- particularly how the worst downturn since the Depression is shaping a generation of children and young adults.