Election Day poverty angles — 5 recent and contextual reporting resources

News. The final jobs report before the election shows promising wage growth. A surge of Hispanic voters in certain states could make a big difference today. Poverty wages for child care workers could be behind the high turnover. More children in Philadelphia are living in poverty. Check out this poverty series by the Citizen-Times in Asheville. Read about the statistics, education angles, health setbacks and dreams in this community.
3 recent updates. Need current Election 2016 updates? Here you go:
  • Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are wrapping this election season with historically poor images, Gallup says. Trump’s 61 percent unfavorable score is the worst in presidential polling history. Clinton’s 52 percent is the second worst.
  • Feel like we’re more polarized than ever? You bet, Pew said yesterday. We’ve grown more polarized along party lines, and we’ve gotten more negative, too. Check out these 5 charts about America’s political divisions.
  • In the end, poverty crosses party lines, Brookings says. The candidates didn’t talk about poverty much during the campaign, but both parties have ideas about how to combat it. Want the real answers? Read more about what could happen with affordable housing, tax credits and upward mobility.
2 evergreen reporting resources. Want context for your stories today and this week? Try these:
  • In some ways, this is the poverty and inequality election, says the Stanford Center on Poverty & Inequality. If you want to include more background about poverty, mobility and inequality from this year’s election, check out the Winter 2016 issue of Pathways. You’ll see suggestions from both the Republican and Democratic platforms, as well as commentaries about public opinion and inequality.
  • Later this week, as you shift from breaking Election Day coverage to reflection, consider these thoughts from Northwestern University experts. You’ll find thoughts about the polls, debates, voting laws, key voters blocs and the functions of political parties.
Carefully curating for you,
Carolyn Crist

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