Women’s Pay Key to Child Poverty

Recent research in the UK has shown that women’s low pay has huge implications on child poverty. I think we can apply those findings to most countries. Throughout the world, women both tend to have most of the child raising responsibilities and tend to receive lower pay. For example, many single mothers work hard at […]

Fight Poverty with Student Loans for Young Kids

On this blog, I often stress the importance of using education in efforts to alleviate poverty. Education puts people on a healthy path, giving them self-esteem and self-respect. Quality education gives people the skills and credentials to support themselves and their families. Today, I want to point out that we need to make sure children […]

Child Poverty Hinders Children’s Development

I just read a great op-ed by Paul Krugman about the ways that living in poverty hinders the development of children. He reported that the American Association for the Advancement of Science found that “many children growing up in very poor families with low social status experience unhealthy levels of stress hormones, which impair their […]