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.
By PBS NewsHour
America's poorest citizens have shorter lifespans than wealthier Americans, and new research finds that gap is growing. But the study also found that the poor who live in affluent and highly educated cities live longer than those who live in…
By Denise Cummins
The payoff for a college degree is much less for those who grew up poor than for those who did not.
New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics released Wednesday recommend that, during routine checkups, physicians also screen children for signs of poverty. The move is part of a larger effort to improve mental health and physical development in adolescents.
By Making Sen$e Editor
Researchers find widespread misreporting and other survey errors that ultimately overstate the incidence of poverty, the degree of income inequality and the number of people falling through the safety net in the United States.
By Nancy Benac and Emily Swanson, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Finally, something that polarized Americans can agree on. Ask people what economic issues will be important for the next president, and Democrats, Republicans and independents alike all put a high priority on protecting Social Security and reducing unemployment.
In a city renowned for medical schools and research, there's a striking contrast in the dismal health and life expectancy in some Baltimore neighborhoods. There's a deep distrust of the medical system among many African-American residents, dating back to the…
Making good financial decisions becomes even more difficult when you’re poor. Here's what behavioral economists are doing to make such decisions easier.
Why does it become more difficult to make good financial decisions when you’re poor?…
By Lauren Feeney
For more perspective on the GOP candidates’ ideas and proposals for taking on poverty, NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan spoke to conservative commentator Reihan Salam, executive editor of National Review…
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