Poverty

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In Case You Missed It: Living with Job Scarcity

In this issue, we have thinking on the women in poverty, employers of last resort, improving social mobility and the U.S. employment outlook.

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In Case You Missed It: This American Dream's for You

In this issue, discussion of race, poverty and riots, progressive fining and mass incarceration, and why Americans over estimate economic mobility.

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Thinking On: The Impoverished & Isolated

Kate Starr, Heron’s head of capital deployment, shares lessons and thoughts on how the American experience of poverty has changed from the recent past, and reminds of the ancient past.

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President’s Letter: A Look Back at 2013

Heron’s President Clara Miller takes a look at how 2013 shaped the foundation, which has undergone significant changes.

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Thinking On: Leaving Behind the ‘Undeserving Poor’

Heron’s Toni Johnson shares what it was like to spend part of childhood in poverty and how welfare reform debates fail to prioritize the future.

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Multimedia: The Plight of the Middle Class

On NPR, economic thinkers debate low wages, unemployment and options for restoring America’s middle class.

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In Case You Missed It: Poverty and Illness in the Market

In this issue, the “corporatist social welfare model” and whether companies can deliver, American writers on poverty, and the fight for paid sick leave.

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Field Notes: Would Your Charity Jump Into the Shark Tank?

The Council on Foundations drew ire from nonprofits when it planned a “Shark Tank"- style grant competition.

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Field Notes: Opportunities for the Unemployed

A report by the Council on Foreign Relations compares worker’s support programs in the United States to the rest of the G7 countries.

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Field Notes: Dismal Wage Growth

Research from the Economic Policy Institute points to potential causes of wage stagnation and the resulting economic inequality.