From Philadelphia to Ohio to South Dakota, food insecurity has been a hot topic in the news since the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its Household Food Security in the United States in 2013 report. For those of you wondering what food insecurity is, it refers to the USDA’s measure of lack of […]
New data on people with disabilities is now available on PolicyMap. Explore several dimensions of disability data including poverty and employment.
The front page article of the Philadelphia Inquirer featured a story on the rise of poverty in parts of the City over the last decade. The article described a startling 62% increase in poverty in communities in Northeast Philadelphia during that time. This news inspired us to take a closer look at poverty data here […]
Children continue to make gains in education and health, the economic well-being of our young people has continued to get worse after the recession.
In a recent study from the Brookings Institution, fellows Elizabeth Kneebone and Alan Berube ask the question, “What’s driving the rapid rise of poverty in the suburbs?” Looking at population growth during the last decade, Census data shows that the total number of poor residents living in the suburbs surpassed the number living in the […]