Free poverty course + federal race/ethnicity ID change + new business stats

News. Thousands of millionaires don’t pay federal income taxes — but why? This holiday season, more low-income consumers plan to spend more. A pre-K programaimed at low-income minority students seems to help school performance. In some poor communities, parents must go underground and find unregulated facilities for child care. When ITT Tech closed, what happened to the 40,000 students who were enrolled? Poverty may hurt brain health by crippling mental function and causing premature brain aging. And technology alone can’t lift people out of poverty.

5 resources this week:
  • America’s Poverty Course: It’s free and open to the public! Pass it along. The Stanford Center on Poverty & Inequality highlights recent findings from poverty scholars across the country in short videos and readings. Want to know more about income inequality, racial and gender gaps and how circumstances can change? Join the course that starts next Tuesday, Oct. 11.
  • Federal officials are revamping how Americans identify race and ethnicityon national surveys and forms. You may have heard about the Census Bureau doing this and how changes are moving forward for 2020 forms. The changes may combine separate race and Hispanic questions and add a new Middle East-North Africa category.
  • The Census Bureau also released statistics about U.S. businesses, including data about the number of establishments, employment and annual payroll by state, industry and enterprise employment size.
  • The latest UC Davis poverty brief discusses prejudice and limited mobility in low-wage health care jobs, particularly for African immigrants.
  • About 2.5 million people who buy individual marketplace coverage could qualify for Affordable Care Act subsidies, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Carefully curating for you,
Carolyn Crist

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