May 3, 2013 |
Contrary to popular perception, not all Asian Americans are basking in financial security and working high-income jobs after years of intensive schooling. The official poverty rate of Asian Americans in 2011 actually exceeded that of whites by 2.5 percentage points, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The numbers are even more grim when adjusted for cost-of-living differences between regions. The Economic Policy Institute found that Asian Americans tend to cluster around relatively expensive cities in the Northeast or West.
February 26, 2013 |
Bono said during his talk Tuesday at the TED conference in Long Beach that he was asked by TED organizer Chris Anderson to give an overview of the last 10 years of anti-poverty efforts. But the U2 lead singer and international activist was more interested in looking at where these efforts could go in the next two decades with the help of technology and social media. "I thought, forget the rock opera, forget the bombast, the only thing I would be singing today is the facts," Bono said.
September 11, 2009 |
Showing the scars of the deep recession last year, the nation's poverty level jumped to an 11-year high, household incomes sank and the number of people without health insurance rose slightly to 46.3 million, the government reported today. The Census Bureau said that median household incomes fell 3.6% from 2007 to $50,303 last year. That was the biggest decline since 1991 and represented millions of job cuts by employers in 2008. The ranks of people without medical coverage, which increased from 45.7 million in 2007, were expected to have risen more sharply last year.
September 17, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The nation's poverty rate held at a near-generation-high of 15% last year, while the typical income of American households flattened, according to the Census Bureau. The bureau's annual report on income, poverty and health insurance suggests that the economic wounds from the Great Recession are patched up but the economy still is struggling to return to full health. In one respect, the data released Tuesday could be seen as positive because things seemed to stabilize after the devastating recession.
September 6, 2005
Re "U.S. Poverty Rate Rose Again in 2004," Sept. 1 This is the fourth year in a row that the poverty rate has risen. Is this what "Christian leadership" does for a country? I consider myself a Christian; one who was taught to look after the poor and to give joyfully. It makes me sad that this government uses Jesus to further political aspirations while not following through on his instructions. Don't take my word for it as to how Christians are to treat the poor. Go to the back of the Bible and find the dictionary or concordance and look up "poor."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2013 |
Los Angeles has the highest poverty rate among California counties, according to a new analysis announced Monday that upends traditional views of rural and urban hardship by adding factors such as the soaring price of city housing. The measurement, developed by researchers with the Public Policy Institute of California and the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, found that 2.6 million, or 27%, of Los Angeles County residents lived in poverty in 2011. The official poverty rate for the county, based on the U.S. Census' 2011 American Community Survey, is 18%. The new analysis set California's poverty rate at 22%, the highest in the nation, compared with the official rate of 16%. Counties such as Placer and Sacramento, with more moderate housing costs, have lower poverty rates than those of metropolitan areas, researchers said.