“Tipping point” inequality, thwarting student success, neighborhood segregation legacy

News briefs. In most developing countries, the gap between rich and poor has reached a “tipping point” and is at the highest level in 30 years, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says in a new report. A Boston minimum wage earner would need to work 110 hours to afford a two-bedroom apartment, says a […]

Embargoed population numbers, state graduation rates, nursing homes report

News briefs. A Philly grocery chain is thriving in seven “food desert” neighborhoods. A Miami coalition unveils a plan for affordable housing. Some Michigan lawmakers are looking for road funding and considering a cut to low-income tax credits. Oregon, along with three other states with significant Latino populations, have some of the lowest high school graduation […]

Medicaid at 50, global poverty numbers, Millennial birth rates

News briefs. April jobs numbers are out – the economy added 223,000 jobs and bumped unemployment down to 5.4 percent. Everyone is watching the Medicaid standoff between Florida and the Obama administration. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a bill that would cut thousands of low-income residents off a federal welfare program (by lowering the lifetime limit […]