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2014-09-18 12:25:32

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Income levels and poverty rates were not statistically different for most states from 2012 to 2013, according to statistics released today from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, the nation's most comprehensive data source on American households. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140917/146816-INFO The state and local income and poverty statistics in the American Community Survey and the local-level health insurance...

2014-09-16 12:25:20

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that in 2013, the poverty rate declined from the previous year for the first time since 2006, while there was no statistically significant change in either the number of people living in poverty or real median household income. In addition, the poverty rate for children under 18 declined from the previous year for the first time since 2000. The following results for the nation were compiled from...

2014-07-31 12:27:10

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau announced today the schedule for the 2013 income, poverty and health insurance statistics from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey, as well as the 2013 American Community Survey releases: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 The Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics will conduct a technical briefing to provide...

2014-05-05 11:20:07

Experts gather at Pediatric Academic Societies meeting to discuss consequences of childhood poverty -- and potential solutions Pediatricians, social scientists, economists and policy experts will come together on Saturday, May 3, to discuss the critical problem that childhood poverty presents in the U.S. – and steps to end poverty. The group will take part in a state-of the-art plenary session titled 'Childhood Poverty and Its Consequences: Potential Solutions," at the Pediatric...

2014-05-01 12:28:20

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO This report provides data on the demographic characteristics of people close to, but not below, official poverty thresholds from 1966 to 2012. The "near-poor" are people with family income between 100 and 125 percent of the poverty thresholds, allowing for a full examination of the low-income population. The...

2014-03-16 00:21:05

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO WAR ON POVERTY Profile America -- Sunday, March 16th. The first salvo in what we've come to know as the War on Poverty was fired on this date 50 years ago. Following President Lyndon Johnson's State of the Union call for tackling poverty in America, the Economic Opportunity Act was introduced in...

2014-03-10 12:24:50

Recent Survey Shows that 58.9 Percent Support Reform ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Our Generation responded to Budget Chairman Paul Ryan's Report on reforming anti-poverty programs. On March 3, 2014 the House Budget Committee's majority staff released a new report titled, "The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later." The report does an assessment of the federal government's current efforts to alleviate poverty in America and details the fact that...

2014-01-28 23:01:37

New Guidelines Impact Medicaid and Tax Credit Eligibility in 2015 Park City, UT (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health Benefits Solution, published new information on the 2014 Federal Poverty Line Guidelines. According to Zane Benefits’ website, the Federal Poverty Line (FPL) is the set minimum amount of gross income that a family needs for food, clothing, transportation, shelter and other necessities. In the United States, this level is determined by the...


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