The warm sands and tony neighborhoods in Naples, Florida, give it the name “Paradise Coast.” But for seniors struggling to keep food on the table, it’s far from a paradise.
By John Komlos
Sadly, zip codes of birth do matter in the U.S. and they matter more than we think, argues economist John Komlos.
By PBS NewsHour
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson announced the creation of Head Start, the early education program designed to support the needs of low-income children and get them ready for elementary school. The NewsHour’s April Brown explores the legacy and efficacy…
By Ivette Feliciano
In South Atlanta's Lakewood Heights community, where crime rates are high and many homes sit dilapidated and abandoned, the poverty rate hovers around 30 percent. The area is one of many that suffers from concentrated poverty.
By Megan Thompson
Billionaire Warren Buffett pledged years ago to donate almost all of his vast wealth to charity. One project that could benefit is the fight against concentrated poverty, which Buffett said has turned the American Dream for some into the American…
By PBS NewsHour
Across America, more and more Americans are living in what's known as "concentrated poverty," which can perpetuate the cycle of poverty for generations. The City of Atlanta has long struggled to find solutions for its areas of concentrated poverty. But…
By Elisabeth Ponsot, Daniel Costa-Roberts
On NewsHour Weekend Saturday, we bring you “Sandtown by the Numbers,” a special series of reports on life in Sandtown-Winchester, the impoverished Baltimore neighborhood where Freddie Gray grew up and was arrested on April 12.
The Great Recession may be over, but the number of children living in poverty or low-income families is still higher than pre-recession levels.
By Simone Pathe
In Robert Putnam's new book, "Our Kids," he argues that America has become more segregated by class since the 1950s and uses his hometown of Port Clinton, Ohio, as an example. Learn what residents of Port Clinton are doing to…
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