Dire dental problems and other health issues keep the nonprofit Remote Area Medical busy running free clinics, particularly in states that didn't expand Medicaid. Even after Obamacare, large coverage gaps still exist in the nation's health care system. Special correspondent…
By building upon a widely used, informal lending practice in the immigrant community, José A. Quiñonez is giving poor immigrants access to credit in the financial mainstream.
Why does it feels like incomes are stagnating even as the Census Bureau documents income growth of 5.2 percent?…
With improving incomes, 3.5 million people climbed out of poverty in 2015, pushing down the official poverty rate to 13.5 percent.
By PBS NewsHour
The idea started at David and Alicia Blais’ dinner table: what if they could end hunger in their town? Their traveling trailer delivers meals to 200-300 people a night, motivated by the memory of their son, Daniel. Special correspondent Tina…
Sam Polk was making millions on Wall Street when he had a life-changing revelation: he wanted to help those in need. His focus became so-called "food deserts," regions with limited access to healthy food. Polk founded Everytable to serve nutritious…
By PBS NewsHour
Rich in soil, music and culture, the Mississippi Delta is one of those unique regions that has come to hold a special place in the American imagination. But in terms of economic mobility and poverty, this stretch of land is…
By Adam Allington, Associated Press
During their working years, women tend to earn less than men, and when they retire, they're more likely to live in poverty.
By Laura Santhanam
One out of five U.S. children lived in poverty in 2014, unchanged from the previous year despite rising employment, according to the latest available data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday proposed an overhaul of the nation's poverty programs, the first of several policy plans aimed at uniting Republicans fractured by a contentious election and Donald Trump's personality-driven politics.
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