Study Link This study on diaper need indicates there could be a connection between diaper need and the mental health of the mother in addition to the economic status of the mother. The pdf file for the study can be found either using the link at the beginning of this post or through this link … Continue reading Study: Diaper Need and its impact on child health
Article Link 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.
Article Link This piece was published December 31, 2013, but offers some insight that I wish many more would consider while insisting that low-income people should just "switch to cloth diapers" which isn't as simple as it seems at first glance. I think the thing that impressed me the most about this particular piece was … Continue reading Poor as Folk – “Cloth Diapering & Low Income Families”
Article Link 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.
Article Link 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.
Article Link 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.
Article Link This March 28, 2016 article on CBS.com talks about the multitude of fees faced by low-income people, but not incurred by those in higher income brackets. fees range from check cashing fees to higher interest rates on loans to higher cost for a parking ticket and even more expensive toilet paper.
Article Link This January 19, 2016 article on the Madison Commons website, written by Samantha Silverman talks about one woman's personal experiences with life as a homeless person trying to blend in and make the best of a bad situation while trying to attend college.
Blog Link This December 14, 2015 Poverty & Policy blog post talks about some of the ways that the system discriminates in some ways against those who are in need, but for whatever reason are childless.
Article Link This April 2, 2014 blog post on the Pittsburgh Lesbian correspondents site talks about 10 things you can't legally buy with food stamps that society pretty much expects everyone to use.