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 story. Equal Voice News has another great in-depth story up in their series. They’d love to receive pitches, by the way. Check out the recent story about Hmong refugees in Fresno who are losing permanent residency status. What happens to them and their families when they can’t legally work in the country? It’s a great layered story that crosses borders.
Another writing opportunity. The Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity is beginning a new project devoted to reported journalism about poverty topics. Here’s the first story: Benefits snafu inflames Kentucky ACA debate. Want to pitch a story? Email Bill Nichols at Nichols@TFreedmanconsulting.com.
3 updates this week:
- New partnership to note: Stanford, Berkeley, the Urban Institute and Mathematica Policy Research joined up to found a new collaborative poverty research center. They’ll use data to tackle poverty in new ways, they say. I’ve subscribed for the latest news and will keep you updated, and you can subscribe, too.
- Ready for more webinars? The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research has three great ones in August: Tomorrow’s is about the impact of social, economic and educational determinants of health. Then there’s a framework for helping professionals working with women. And then understanding historical trauma and race.
- Did you know that nearly 1 in 100 people are displaced from their homes worldwide? That’s a record high, which has grown since 1950 and boomed since 2010, Pew says.
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