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DC Poverty Rate Dips Down

Hard on the results of the Census Bureau’s latest annual Current Population Survey supplement come the vastly more detailed results of its American Community Survey… 682 more words

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U.S. Poverty Rate Flat-Lines

Defying predictions, the Census Bureau just reported that 14.8% of people in the U.S. — roughly 46.7 million — were officially poor last year. Both the rate and the raw number are so little different from 2013 as to be statistically the same. 471 more words


Supreme Court Fair Housing Decision Means More Than May Appear

Quite a morning at the Supreme Court last Thursday. As you all know, a six-member majority preserved affordable health insurance for low and moderate-income people — and not only the 6.4 million whose subsidies were at immediate risk, for reasons I… 721 more words

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Low-Income Children Can Move Up If They Grow Up in a Good Place

We know you’ve got to choose the right parents if you want to wind up higher on the income scale — or so the research tells us. 1,075 more words


Some College Education Not Enough in DC's Economy

As you may have noticed, this recovery that’s suppose to be more than five years old now hasn’t been one of those rising tides that lifts all boats. 944 more words

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DC Poverty Rate Rises to Nearly 19%

I was all set to write that the poverty rate for the District of Columbia dipped down last year, just as the official national rate… 923 more words

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Official U.S. Poverty Rate Finally Ticks Down

The Great Recession officially ended more than five years ago. Data from various sources indicate that the recovery has actually taken hold, even in the labor market… 390 more words