News tagged with poverty rate

Poverty stuck at 15 percent—record 46.5 million

The nation's poverty rate remained stuck at 15 percent last year despite America's slowly reviving economy, a discouraging lack of improvement for the record 46.5 million poor and an unwelcome benchmark for President Barack ...

Sep 17, 2013
3 / 5 (2) 4

Dispelling the myth of gay affluence

(Phys.org) —As poverty rates for virtually every demographic group increased during the recent recession, lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans are more likely to be poor than heterosexual people, according ...

Jun 20, 2013
4 / 5 (1) 0

City life trumps tree change

Inner city Australians enjoy a higher standard of living, higher incomes and are more socially engaged than their suburban and rural counterparts, according to new research from UNSW's Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC). ...

Dec 12, 2012
5 / 5 (1) 0