Declining Marriage Rates Tied To Increasing Childhood Poverty

Being raised in a married family reduces a child’s probability of living in poverty by about 82 percent, according to a special report on poverty and inequality from the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. The study also found that out-of-wedlock childbearing has increased dramatically since 1929, with 2010 estimates at 40.8 percent. Out-of-wedlock birth rates […]

Replicate this health insurance story in your market

A Louisville Courier-Journal story demonstrates how county-level data can tell important stories about health insurance coverage.  According to this report  from the Courier-Journal, nearly half of the 101,000 Jefferson County residents without health insurance would qualify for Medicaid if Kentucky agrees to expand the government program in 2014. The report cites data from the U.S. Census […]