PRB Topic Feed: Poverty/Topics/Poverty.aspxWelfare Limits Mean Increased Hardship for Rural Ohio FamiliesA new study of low-income Appalachian Ohio families finds that time limits on cash welfare benefits have coincided with gains in employment and a distressing rise in their levels of hunger and homelessness.01/01/2005/Publications/Articles/2005/WelfareLimitsMeanIncreasedHardshipforRuralOhioFamilies.aspxdf6f193c-3b71-4d61-9f4e-22426c8b12912008 KIDS COUNT Data Book: Well-Being of U.S. Children Improves in Some Ways, Slips in OthersNational trends in child well-being have improved slightly since 2000, according to the 2008 KIDS COUNT Data Book, which ranks U.S. states according to 10 indicators of child well-being. 06/26/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/kidscount2008.aspxdcb97e76-9fc4-4fe0-b268-9767d36807adU.S. Marriage Promotion Plan Must Consider Social, Economic Context to SucceedPresident Bush’s $1.5 billion proposal to promote marriage, especially among low-income couples, is likely to have mixed results at best. Preventing unwed childbearing may be more important than promoting marriage in keeping women and children out of poverty.03/01/2004/Publications/Articles/2004/USMarriagePromotionPlanMustConsiderSocialEconomicContexttoSucceed.aspxdaa1a8fe-3c4b-4964-bf48-810f1520ec0eLarge Wealth Gap Among U.S. Racial and Ethnic GroupsRecent data show a large and growing racial gap in the financial net worth of families and households in the United States, even though the racial disparities in income have not increased since the 1980s.09/02/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/usnetworth.aspxd84f9322-2400-4042-825f-a1955c9ab240Understanding the Aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and RitaNew research explores how social and economic characteristics of hurricane-affected communities influenced migration in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. 02/22/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/socialvulnerabilitymigration.aspxd82f150b-4db3-4bf0-ab24-912c308ccec4American Attitudes About Poverty and the PoorA national poll asked "Which is the bigger cause of poverty today: that people are not doing enough to help themselves out of poverty, or that circumstances beyond their control cause them to be poor?" 05/30/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/AmericanAttitudesAboutPovertyandthePoor.aspxd51d1710-6a3b-44d8-b4c9-cdf94836c755For Africa, Many Millennium GoalsSub-Saharan Africans stand to benefit from the fulfillment of several goals for improving the welfare of the world's poorest people set by the international community for the next 15 years. But there are many barriers to success. 11/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/ForAfricaManyMillenniumGoals.aspxd1df9dcd-56f9-4141-ab57-9f07599f9fb4Remittances Grow Along With International Migration The number of cross-border migrants and the amount of cash flows across borders to support home communities are among the fastest-growing international financial flows. 10/01/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/remittances.aspxc91a9dc9-13ce-466b-9d73-952718391f45Economic Recession Presents Further Challenges to Uninsured Children in the United StatesOne in every 10 children in the United States had no health insurance in 2007, and the cost of insurance to families and employers is rising, according to a new report. The economic recession further strains families' resources. 04/28/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/usuninsuredchildren.aspxc7ee85e3-6ecf-4f60-8728-eea563bdd30cOne in Five Children in Rural America Lives in PovertyThe child poverty rate in 1999 was 21 percent in rural areas of the United States and 16 percent in urban areas. New metropolitan area definitions from the federal government draw attention to the critical needs of children living in remote areas. 04/26/2004/Publications/Articles/2004/OneinFiveChildreninRuralAmericaLivesinPoverty.aspxc2aaceb5-52ad-4e77-9da5-4d5da341691b