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

November 12 – 16, 2018

Researchers call for an extension of services beyond the age of 18.


Texas children lag behind their peers across the country in educational opportunities, access to health care and financial security, according to a report released Thursday by the Center for Public Policy Priorities.


Small schools and high poverty schools are putting their students at the biggest disadvantage, according to a new report.


Tennessee’s reluctance to talk race has been challenged by the disproportionate graduation rates of low-income students throughout the state.


Researchers found eviction rates are disproportionately high in minority communities.


All homebuyers face a tough housing market, but larger shares of black and Hispanic buyers had to surmount more obstacles than white buyers.


While HUD Secretary Ben Carson pledged to fix low-income housing, the number of properties cited for health and safety violations has been on the rise.


As a company owned by the world’s richest man prepares to transform Long Island City, tenants of the Queensbridge Houses worry that they’ll be left behind.


Analysis: Thousands of well-behaved prisoners would win freedom earlier under the bill.


The hunger numbers reflect a level of hardship in Philadelphia that conflicts with national trends.


Arkansas has removed more than 12,000 people from its expanded Medicaid program over the past three months for not complying with a new work requirement.


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may now allow for states to pursue Medicaid reimbursements for short-term inpatient treatment in mental health facilities despite a decades-old exclusion, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Tuesday.


Over the next nine years, St. Paul will roll out increases to the minimum wage, mirroring the Minneapolis plan but on a slower time-frame.


The minimum wage for upstate New York will reach $12.50 at the start of 2021, and will increase by a determined amount each year until reaching $15.