poverty

  • April 18, 2013  

    The World Bank wants to end extreme global poverty by the year 2030. World Bank president Jim Yong Kim announced the push as the bank began its annual spring meeting along with the International Monetary Fund. Jeffrey Brown interviews Kim about what can be done to alleviate some of the economic suffering around the world. Continue reading

  • August 9, 2012  

    In a new ad, the Romney campaign targets ‘welfare-to-work’ programs and inflexibility for state changes to federal programs. Judy Woodruff talks to Georgetown University’s Peter Edelman and Heritage Foundation’s Robert Rector about welfare reform and the criticisms and proposals coming out of the campaign trail. Continue reading

  • May 18, 2012  

    President Obama outlined Friday a private-public partnership to work on global poverty issues ahead of the Group of Eight summit in Camp David this weekend. Ray Suarez and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah discuss the initiative to lift millions out of poverty and hunger through farming partnerships. Continue reading

  • March 26, 2012  

    Students at the Albany Park Theatre Project in Chicago research, write and perform plays about their own communities, tackling tough issues like immigration, poverty and race while learning about theater in an area where extracurricular activities are few and far between. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • February 28, 2012  

    A controversial resettlement program in Ethiopia is the latest battleground in the global race to secure prized farmland and water. Correspondent Cassandra Herrman reports as part of the Food for 9 Billion series, a NewsHour partnership with the Center for Investigative Reporting, Homelands Productions and Marketplace. Continue reading

  • February 2, 2012  

    Presidential candidates have loaded recent stump speeches with references to wealth, taxes and “the very poor.” Jeffrey Brown explores the role of poverty this election year with Lawrence Mead of New York University, Angela Glover Blackwell of the advocacy group PolicyLink and Barbara Perry of the University of Virginia. Continue reading

  • December 30, 2011  

    A suburban neighborhood of one of the nation’s wealthiest counties has experienced a surprising rise in the number of people living below the poverty line — a trend that accelerated in suburbs across the country during the recession. Elizabeth Brackett of WTTW Chicago reports. Continue reading

  • December 15, 2011  

    In other news Thursday, a new look at U.S. Census data painted a stark picture of poverty. It showed nearly one in two Americans are now in poverty, or classified as low-income. Also, the war in Iraq officially ended after nearly nine years. Continue reading

  • November 9, 2011  

    Special correspondent John Tulenko reports from Indiana, where a voucher program allows families to choose religious schools, charter schools and public schools in neighboring districts for their children as part of an effort to provide more options when graduation rates are low. Continue reading

  • November 7, 2011  

    The Census Bureau released a new unofficial count of poverty in America on Monday, showing about 16 percent of the population live at or below the poverty line. Ray Suarez discusses the new numbers with The Brookings Institution’s Ron Haskins and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research’s Heidi Harrmann. Continue reading