Poverty & Shared Prosperity report + 8 facts about Latino voters + 7 facts about childhood poverty

News. This is how Trump and Clinton would fix the U.S. health system. Social Security benefits will increase slightly next year. Low-income communities see fewer health care dollars. A new report says that banks are leaving Millennials in the dust. More colleges are opening food pantries to address campus hunger. The U.S. high school graduation rate increased last year. U.S. unemployment claims are at the lowest level since 1973.
resources this week:
  • World Bank report: Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016. This annual flagship report answers questions about global poverty estimates, inequality and lessons for reducing gaps. The report addresses several questions about which countries are making progress on poverty goals and economic growth – and which aren’t. You’ll find it in English, Spanish, French and Arabic.
  • The growth in irregular work increased poverty during the Great Recession, according to a new policy brief by the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research. These irregular hours and unpredictable schedules are particularly tough for hourly, low-wage workers and their families.
  • The Department of Health and Human Services released six reports about teen pregnancy prevention. Learn more about safe sex interventions and short-term impacts in these reports.
  • Pew gives us 8 key facts about Latino voters in 2016, particularly the prevalence of Millennials, first-time voters, dissatisfied voters and seven competitive states where Latino votes will make a big difference.
  • Consider these three strategies for building equitable and resilient communities from the Center for American Progress – improve access to low-carbon energy, enhance different types of infrastructure and embed climate resilience into decision-making.
Final thoughts. And seven things you should know about childhood poverty, according to the Urban Institute, including race, economics and education.
Carefully curating for you,
Carolyn Crist

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