Covering women and economic insecurity

Following a U.S. Census report on the economic insecurity rate for U.S. households and stating that poverty was at 15 percent nationwide, the Wider Opportunities for Women Organization released the report “Living Below the Line: Economic Insecurity and America’s Families,” that stated that 41 percent of U.S. women are economically insecure based on income. WOW […]

Covering unemployment

Following the end of the U.S. economic recession in 2009, unemployment rates have dropped from 10 percent to 7.3 percent. However, those statistics may be misleading, as only those actively searching for work are considered a part of the labor force, and thus appear in unemployment statistics. Many people are choosing to remove themselves from […]

Covering those with and without health insurance

The number of U.S. citizens without health insurance became clearer when the U.S. Census Bureau released the Small Area Health Insurance Estimate (SAHIE) program. The interactive program provides single-year estimates on the number of people with health insurance in each county, as well as state and regional maps. Specific statistics are available for those under […]

Covering child labor in the U.S.

Children nationwide are technically allowed to work and perform physical labor on farms at as young as 12 years old, despite federal laws prohibiting child labor. The Pew Charitable Trusts organization published an article detailing how state farm labor laws have created a field where young children are capable and encouraged to work. Federal child […]