New Gallup series + Twitter chat @ Census poverty report + Medicaid expansion resources

News. The wage gap is worse for black women. Think about the hidden poverty in marijuana’s black market. Take a look at ACA marketplace problems in context – and why they don’t necessarily mean failure. Is the U.S. missing out on the skills of the educated and undocumented? U.S. cities are increasingly segregated by income. Food stamp use is on the […]

5 resources to report race, wealth & education this week + a map of the Zika outbreak

News. Several big stories last week about the 20 years since welfare reform. And how it changed American poverty – in 9 charts. Low-income children fare better in New Hampshire than elsewhere in the U.S., a new study says. Plus, several great city-specific stories: New York City’s separate and unequal neighborhoods, Seattle’s defense against housing discrimination, […]

2016 Election poverty commentary, several exemplary series, teacher pay gap data

News. College isn’t the great equalizer between the rich and poor. Credit recovery has led to best-ever graduation rates in Los Angeles. With new regulations on payday lending, could the replacements also be predatory? More states are lifting welfare restrictions for drug felons. In Dallas, police officers serve as “glorified social workers” to help the city’s ills […]

Two poverty writing opportunities + 3 webinars + a new poverty research center

News. Low-skill workers may be the country’s next great economic resource. In Austin, people are being locked up for being poor (with unpaid fines). The Affordable Care Act is helping poor patients, a report says. Wealthy universities aren’t helping low-income students, a study shows. One idea: To cut down poverty, cut the cost of living. In-depth multimedia […]

7 resources this week for jobs, inequality, education and health care reporting

News. The U.S. lags in child well-being, a new report says. The child care expansion takes a toll on poorly paid workers. A Medicaid Catch-22 may trap millions of Americans in poverty. How can hospitals that serve the poor keep up? High-poverty urban neighborhoods are often lacking books. Early childhood education gets a push from $1 billion in federal funds. 7 resources […]