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

October 8-12, 2018

Several states will hold the first referendum on Obamacare since Congressional Republicans tried and failed to repeal it.


Thousands of low-income residents who don’t have health insurance are skimping on medications or passing up on treatment as they wait for access to Medicaid coverage that voters approved 11 months ago.


Thousands of Arkansas Works enrollees who were terminated from the program on Monday for failure to comply with the program’s work requirement have until 9 p.m. today to attempt to have their health coverage restored.


With hiring strong and unemployment ultra-low, employers could run out of skilled workers to hire


Black teen unemployment fell to 19.3 percent in September, lowest on record. A healthy labor market is providing more opportunities.


Many landlords are now refusing to accept vouchers when they can get higher rents, without the bureaucratic red tape, on the open market.


The study is the first in decades to look at the likelihood of becoming homeless over the course of one’s life.


What’s changed for Alabama children in the past 25 years? It’s a mixed bag, according to the 25th edition of the Alabama Kids Count Data Book, released this week. The aim of the book is to provide a snapshot of…


The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to stop accepting payment and cancel all debt on fees that were previously charged by the Probation Department to cover the costs of incarcerating youths.


At the Marriott credit union, with unusually high fees, service workers find further stress on thin paychecks while better-paid employees get deals.