Posts tagged "wealth"

Removing asset test for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program a step forward for the poor

Removing asset test for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program a step forward for the poor
It’s rare to see anything positive coming out of Springfield on social welfare, but a bill that recently passed both houses of the General Assembly may be a turn in the right direction. HB2262 would entirely remove the asset eligibility requirements for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, the cash assistance program for families... Read more »

11 facts on how Chicago is doing with jobs, income, health and poverty

2011 may be so last year, but the facts about how we lived are just rolling in. Here are eleven about Chicago’s economy in 2011.    

Seven ways of measuring the gap between the rich, the poor and the middle-class

Seven ways of measuring the gap between the rich, the poor and the middle-class
The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. At least that’s what’s been happening in the American economy lately, according to the experts. And it’s not just manipulative statistics, either. Today, courtesy of Georgetown University law professor Stephen Cohen, we bring you seven ways of measuring income inequality. But no matter which way you... Read more »
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