Poverty in households with children is rising in nearly all OECD countries. Governments should ensure that family support policies protect the most vulnerable, according to the OECD’s first-ever report on family well-being.
Doing Better for Families says that families with children are more likely to be poor today than in previous decades, when the poorest in society were more likely to be pensioners.
OECD (2011), Doing Better for Families
Stephen Krashen’s recent article, Protecting Students Against the Effects of Poverty: Libraries, asserts that the most serious problem in American education is poverty.
Jahmeilah Roberson and Bonnie Nardi, researchers at the University of California’s (Irvine)Department of Informatics, wrote, Survival Needs and Social Inclusion: Technology Use Among the
Homeless. This is an ethnographic study of issues surrounding digital technologies owned and used by homeless people in Los Angeles County.
NPR’s Terry Gross interviews Gary Rivlin, author of Broke USA.
Seth Wessler, senior research associate at the Applied Research Center, discusses his latest article, “Selling Food Stamps for Kid’s Shoes” on Democracy Now!