"Despite steady gains in hiring, a falling unemployment rate and other signs of an improving economy, take-home pay for many American workers has effectively fallen since the economic recovery began in 2009, according to a new study by an advocacy group that is to be released on Thursday. The declines were greatest for the lowest-paid workers in sectors […]
"The application for federal student aid is so complicated that many in higher education see the FAFSA as a significant roadblock for low-income and first-generation students getting into college. It can be especially cumbersome for non-intact families as it requires applicants to provide income information for both parents. If one refuses to cooperate, […]
"As the city considers limiting the growth of for-hire vehicle fleets, it is focusing only on studying Uber’s effects on Manhattan traffic congestion — and ignoring the significant benefits the service provide outer-borough residents, who are chronically underserved by the existing taxi system."
"While the previous bus network had 89 routes, the new one has 79—and as a result, low-income communities like Hersey's lost access to 12 routes, while non-low-income communities gained three. That's according to the April 2015 analysis Metro was required to conduct under Title 6 of the Civil Rights Act—analysis to make sure any major transpor […]
"Despite steady gains in hiring, a falling unemployment rate and other signs of an improving economy, take-home pay for many American workers has effectively fallen since the economic recovery began in 2009, according to a new study by an advocacy group that is to be released on Thursday."
"With roughly a sixth of the U.S. population living in poverty and many more struggling to stay out of it, the federal social safety net has evolved in recent years into an extraordinarily costly and wide-ranging assortment of spending and tax measures."
"Advocates have for years argued that giving every child a savings account could close the gap in college application and graduation rates between low-income children and their wealthier peers. More recently, high levels of student debt have focused fresh attention on the concept: A handful of states, counties and cities have created children’s savings […]
"A recent Cato Institute publication, The Work Versus Welfare Trade-Off: Europe, reported on by MarylandReporter.com this week, promotes a seriously misleading message. Using flawed methodology, the authors claim that Maryland’s support for struggling families provides so much money that recipients prefer not to enter the labor market. Furthermore, they […]
"There are a lot more students with backgrounds like Gabe's than there used to be at Vassar. Over the past eight years, the school's financial aid budget has doubled. Sixty percent of students now receive aid. But that means 40 percent come from families that can afford to pay full price — more than $63,000 a year."
"The Ryan-White HIV/AIDs program (RWHAP) was initiated in 1990 to help low-income, uninsured and underinsured individuals gain access to high-quality HIV care, treatment and supports. They provide access to outpatient medical care, HIV treatment medications, antiretroviral therapy adherence support, as well as non-medical assistance with food, housing, […]