Category Archives: Poverty

“Ten Things The Working Poor Truly Understand And One Harvard Just ‘Discovered’”

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This June 16, 2017 piece by Jen Froderman talks about things that the working poor know all too well.  This group is one where they often make too much money to receive many of the low-income benefits, but at the same time are barely making enough to survive with almost nothing left over by the time the next pay check comes and bills are paid.

Examples of luxuries in this piece include things ranging from taking a ride to look at scenery, dropping kids off to visit friends, being able to get all the supplies for their kid as required by the school, to even the problems that are faced simply by having kids come to your house to play and the hidden costs that many with greater incomes don’t even bother to consider.  There are other things like the stigmas faced by those who fall into the heading of “Working Poor”  that those with higher incomes will likely never face unless they are faced with a catastrophic even that causes them to lose their financial security.

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“7 Lies About Welfare That Many People Believe Are Fact”

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Very good insights into the myths many believe to be true but have been proven false about welfare.

“The Roots of Poverty”

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This April 15, 2013, piece found on the Huffington Post website written by Bruce Hartford, a member of the Civil Rights Movement Veterans, talks about a perspective on what the real causes of poverty may be while taking a look beneath the surface of the issue.

“Diaper Shortages Leave Low-Income Kids Behind Before They Can Even Walk”

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This July 15, 2014 blog post found on the “Talk Poverty” website talks about some of the obstacles that are created when a low-income family doesn’t have access to an adequate supply of diapers for their infants or toddlers.

“This Is How Homeless Women Cope With Their Periods”

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This October 18, 2016 article and video by found on the Bustle.com website talks about the reality of what it is like to be a homeless woman trying to take care of themselves during their period with almost no money, unsheltered, and lacking access to a shower.

“A Mother’s Day Wish for Moms in Poverty”

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This article dated May 5, 2016, by Joanne Goldblum Founder and Executive Director, National Diaper Bank Network.  Talks about what Mothers Day is like and what it should be for Mom’s in poverty.

“How the poor pay more for diapers”

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This March 14, 2016 article I found on the Reading Eagle website talks about why diapers are more expensive for low-income families than they are for those with higher incomes.

“Life Deconstructed: Giving without judgment”

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This April 8, 2016 column on the Times Leader website talks about the writer’s experience with giving to others and not pre-judging them.

 

American policy fails at reducing child poverty because it aims to fix the poor

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This April 4, 2016 article found on the Washington Post website talks about what is and isn’t working in the fight against poverty in the United States.

“Why the poor pay more for toilet paper — and just about everything else”

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This March 8, 2016 Washington Post article offers a more detailed look at why even toilet paper is more expensive for low-income people than it is for people with higher incomes.