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Bloomberg

Megan McArdle

28 March 2017

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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In many parts of the United States, people struggle with economic mobility and achieving the American Dream. Salt Lake City’s rate of economic mobility is at the highest in the country. An investigative journalist exp...

The Huffington Post

Jane Black

9 February 2017

Huntington, West Virginia, United States

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Conflicts of interest have made school lunch meals the dumping ground for the cheap calories our modern agricultural system was designed to overproduce. Many programs are trying to improve school lunches, such as the ...

BBC

Fi Glover

Henrietta Moore

Martha Lane Fox

1 January 2017

Lima, Peru

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Between 2005 and 2015, Peru cut its poverty rate in half. Though there is still more work to be done, Peru can attribute its success to several reasons. The combination of inclusive economic growth and targeted, high-...

BBC

Emma Wilson

Sahar Zand

18 December 2016

Tarma, Junín, Peru

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One in three children in Peru are stunted by a lack of nutritious foods in their diet. In 2005, the government gave cash hand-outs to poor mothers, but only on the condition that they had regular health check-ups and ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Ryan Lenora Brown

11 December 2016

Maseru, Lesotho

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The approach of giving cash straight to poor people - rather than funneling goods or services indirectly through the slow, diluted, and complex systems of charities or governments - is nothing new, but evidence of lon...

Philadelphia Magazine

Steve Volk

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18 September 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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For many people experiencing poverty, the struggle to make ends meet and provide for their children is common across generations. In Philadelphia, non-profit programs are recognizing that aspect of poverty and helping...

Small Towns Big Change

Andrew Martinez

5 September 2016

Ojo Sarco, New Mexico, United States

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Hunger is a hidden crisis in the U.S., and in places like Rio Arriba County, New Mexico - a food desert and poverty-stricken community - a few dedicated food pantries are all that stands between thousands of people an...

Quartz

Elizabeth MacBride

7 August 2016

Amman, Jordan

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In the Middle East, refugee camps are expensive to run-- particularly because shipping food aid is expensive, and the refugees feel victimized in an environment where they have no agency or purchasing power. The UN Hi...

Coloradoan

Sarah Jane Kyle

3 August 2016

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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Two Northern Colorado counties and Fort Collins, especially, face high levels of homelessness, many of whom are veterans, though it's not for a lack of organizations; rather, a lack of coordination among veterans' ser...

Washington Monthly

Linda Gibbs

Robert Doar

19 June 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Poverty is a problem that only seems to be increasing in the United States. New York City, though, was the only one of America's 20 largest cities to achieve a decrease in poverty rates from 2000-2013. This piece is t...

The Atlantic

Alana Semuels

31 May 2016

Salem, Oregon, United States

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States deal with poverty and employment differently, depending on their state legislature and, historically, their racial composition. Oregon is a predominantly white state with some of the most generous welfare and e...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Joan Garrett McClane

6 May 2016

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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Chattanooga, once called the dirtiest city in America, was later dubbed a Tornado of Innovation by former U.S. President Barack Obama. Now, the city is hub for the tech industry. Despite its rag to riches story, the c...

FiveThirtyEight

Andrew Flowers

25 April 2016

Zurich, Switzerland

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More and more economists and financiers are supporting the idea of a government-supported basic income check for everyone, regardless of financial status.

The Nation

James Abro

12 November 2015

New Jersey, United States

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Far too many Americans are homeless, and with congress dragging their feet in implementing funds, it is up to individual places to set up programs to help provide housing. Counties in New Jersey have enacted legislati...

NationSwell

Chris Peak

9 October 2015

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Family Rewards is a three-year program in Memphis, which aims to stop inter-generational poverty cycles. The program gives low income families funds that are conditional on bettering the next generation.

Fortune

Amy Kaslow

29 June 2015

Sarasota, Florida, United States

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In Sarasota, Florida, residents invested in change contend that for the poor to move beyond survival mode and break a multi-generational cycle, they need a wraparound strategy, rather than one-off or isolated services...

NationSwell

Chris Peak

14 April 2015

California, United States

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A “comprehensive, medically accurate and age- and culturally-appropriate" sexual education model, rather than the popular abstinence-only one, has been the key element in California's huge reduction in rates of teen p...

Deseret News

Lane Anderson

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5 January 2015

Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada

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In a pilot program in a Canadian city, the working poor were given monthly cash supplements to their income. The recipients did not stop working and were able to access opportunities to make a better living long term.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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11 December 2014

Charleston, South Carolina, United States

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A overview of 2014's Fixes columns - connecting the dots between 60 or so ways that people are trying to change the world.

The Atlantic

Olga Khazan

8 April 2014

São Paulo, Brazil

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In Brazil, a decade-long conditional cash transfer program called Bolsa Familia is helping families get out of poverty -- and helping empower women in the process. Although the central premise of the program - that w...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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26 March 2014

New York, New York, United States

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Government benefits to aid the poor are frequently left unclaimed, leaving children hungry, young people unable to finish school, and opportunities for stable housing and preventative health care unused. New York City...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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28 August 2013

Kenya

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Conditional cash transfers – giving the poor money if they do things that will make their children less poor, such as keep them in school – are the world’s most successful and widespread social program. Could it be po...

NPR

Eliza Barclay

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14 June 2013

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Organizations in Detroit are piloting a program to apply food stamp credits in grocery stores towards the purchase of nutritious produce, in order to increase access to healthy items. The initiative can also help the ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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1 November 2011

Ethiopia

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America is the world’s main supplier of food aid to impoverished countries; however, food aid has the problems of long-distance transportation, the cost of the transportation and storage, and the navigation through da...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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14 July 2011

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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A non-traditional program called the Family Independence Initiative (F.I.I.), uses a radically different approach from the traditional American social service model to empower entire families alleviate themselves from...

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