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Poverty Report

The Modern Face of Poverty

Sid Mohn | Posted 04.05.2014 | Chicago
Sid Mohn

A few days ago, the Social IMPACT Research Center released its yearly report on the state of poverty in Illinois, and it's proven what we've known for a long time -- our economy simply isn't working for all too many hard-working Americans anymore.

One Totally Overlooked Middle Class Problem

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 09.19.2013 | Business

This week the Census Bureau reported the latest depressing decline in middle-class incomes during the so-called economic recovery. But it may have mis...

Census Poverty Report Didn't Reveal This: 41% of U.S. Women Either Poor Or On The Brink

Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact

By Reshmi Kaur Oberoi, Womens eNews (WOMENSENEWS)--On a day when the U.S. Census reported that poverty rates were stable at 15 percent a women's ec...

The Space Between

Sid Mohn | Posted 02.08.2012 | Chicago
Sid Mohn

Between a rock and a hard place is where you can work full time and still be in poverty (like 100,000 Illinoisans). It's where you can look for a job for 37 weeks -- almost 10 months -- and still not find one (that's the average here).

New Poverty Rate Only Tells Half the Story: Twice the Number of Americans Struggling to Get By

Brandon Roberts | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Brandon Roberts

At this critical juncture, policymakers must avoid reducing the national debt on the backs of working families.

Family Sells Everything To Survive

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A new Census Bureau report shows more people are living at or below the poverty threshold, CNN reports, which means that many in the United States are...

Child Poverty Over 30% In Chicago, As Recession Cripples Families

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new report has shed light on some heartbreaking statistics on child poverty. Among them: nearly a third of Chicago children live below the poverty l...