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

December 9 – 13, 2019

Evidence shows women should receive follow-up care for a year after giving birth.


Experts say USDA proposals to curb access to food aid would likely boost hunger and increase “deaths of despair”


In addition to the SNAP rule affecting Ohio Medicaid recipients, an analysis by the Center for Community Solutions found that most of Ohio’s Appalachian counties will get hit by the rule, at a time when a new study shows the American mortality rates have decreased after decades of increases, driven by the premature deaths in the Ohio Valley.



Accepting a job, even flipping burgers, often means renouncing doing similar work in the future


Charleston and Columbia are about average when it comes to the percentage of workers who make low wages. But in Myrtle Beach, more than half of workers make low wages.


You’ve probably seen the protesters and signs calling for a $15-an-hour minimum wage nationally. Now there’s a Florida bid to increase the minimum wage.


A new Bay Area Air Quality Management District program provides grants to get low-income motorists into electric and hybrid vehicles.


Up to 20 low- and middle-income Indianapolis homes could be running on solar power for free by the end of 2020 with help from a new city initiative.


The U.S. has two water crises: Failing infrastructure and a silent one … race, said the report’s author.