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

November 13, 2020

Time is running out for millions of Americans who still haven’t gotten stimulus checks — and they’re likely the people most in need.


Nearly 3.6 million Americans were out of work for at least 27 weeks in October, and the ranks of the long-term unemployed could keep growing.


Many Americans had barely been making ends meet before the coronavirus tipped the U.S. into a deep recession. Now, millions are falling into poverty.


With thousands of previously halted cases now reactivated, and new ones likely to flood the system soon, epidemiologists, doctors, and housing advocates say an eviction onslaught may heighten the growing spike in coronavirus cases.


Using food stamps to shop for groceries online has grown in recent months amid the coronavirus pandemic at Amazon and Walmart, a new report says.


The president-elect has vowed to strengthen the Affordable Care Act, which gave millions of Americans health insurance. But many insured people still struggle to pay for health care, research finds.