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University of Wisconsin–Madison
Poverty-related issues in the news, from the Institute for Research on Poverty

April 15 – 18, 2019

At least 95 have closed their doors since 2010, and roughly a quarter of the ones left are at risk of shuttering.


As wage gap worsens for black workers in Texas, experts point to weakened labor rights and wealth inequality.


A look at different statistics for 17 cultural groups in Minnesota helps illustrate how different residents are doing economically.


Stockton’s test of a universal basic income provides $500 a month to 130 residents. It is likely to inform the national political conversation.


Cities and states look to raise revenue but not taxes by cracking down on fines.



Since 2010, Broad Street Ministry has served as a post office for people experiencing homelessness.


The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday moved forward with a law that would bar landlords from refusing to consider tenants with Section 8 vouchers.


The rule would require expanded use of a verification system meant to confirm a person’s immigration and citizenship status and determine whether people are eligible for benefits.


Walmart, Amazon and grocery chains like ShopRite hope to tap into a lucrative new market: Food stamp recipients who want to shop for groceries online.