Prior to COVID-19, child poverty rates had reached record lows in U.S.
In 2019, the share of American children living in poverty was on a downward trajectory, reaching record lows across racial and ethnic groups.
Most Americans Point to Circumstances, Not Work Ethic, for Why People Are Rich or Poor
When it comes to raising the minimum wage, most of the action is in cities and states, not Congress
In 21 states, the $7.25 federal minimum wage applies. In 29 states and the District of Columbia, minimum wages range from $8.25 to $16.39.
Most Americans Say the Current Economy Is Helping the Rich, Hurting the Poor and Middle Class
Three-in-four Republicans give the economy positive ratings, while a majority of Democrats rate it negatively. But within parties, views differ widely by income.
Americans deepest in poverty lost more ground in 2016
The official poverty rate last year was close to its pre-Great Recession level, but the share of the U.S. poor in severe poverty increased.
Sub-Saharan Africa makes progress against poverty but has long way to go
As the UN looks to adopt new goals for the next 15 years, sub-Saharan Africa still lags behind other developing regions in the areas of poverty, health care and education.
Seven-in-ten people globally live on $10 or less per day
The urgency expressed by Pope Francis on global poverty and inequality is grounded in harsh reality. 4.4 billion people – 71% of the global population of 6.2 billion – lived on $10 or less per day in 2011, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of the most recently available data.
How the geography of U.S. poverty has shifted since 1960
The South continues to be home to many of America’s poor, though to a lesser degree than a half-century ago. In 1960, half (49%) of impoverished Americans lived in the South. By 2010, that share had dropped to 41%.
What it means to be poor by global standards
What exactly does it mean to live on $2 per day? And how does that compare with the notion of poverty in richer countries?
Hispanics only group to see its poverty rate decline and incomes rise
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