News. There’s a growing food divide between the rich and poor in the U.S. Gov. Chris Christie froze spending to force public worker health care cuts. Arizona imposed the strictest welfare limit in the nation. San Diego improved new incentives for low-income housing to alleviate the shortage and reduce rents. Low-income families are struggling to pay auto insurance.
- Three recent reports about poverty + geography
- Recent news examples
- Questions for reporters to consider
- Tips to keep in mind
- Data and maps
3 resources for ideas. A few numbers and viz options for you:
- Racial and gender wage gaps still persist in the U.S. despite progress, Pew says, illustrated by some great graphs. In 2015, for instance, blacks earned 75 percent as much as whites and women earned 83 percent as much as men.
- Infographic: 30-year-olds now and then (in 1975). The Census Bureau explains where we stand and how education, homeownership, jobs and income have changed.
- Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 – according to the Congressional Budget Office report. How will this help children and families, and what will it costs us over the next decade?