Posts tagged "working class"

Race and poverty roundup: US citizen deported, the rise of class consciousness and a controversial 'Avoid Ghetto' app

What’s moving in the world of race and poverty, on Chicago Muckrakers weekly. A U.S. teen mistakenly deported to Colombia brings a hailstorm of criticism to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. A stressful early childhood can have long-reaching effects, says Nicholas Kristof in The New York Times, so we should look for a poverty solution... Read more »

How work doesn't pay, and why it could destroy America

Does work pay? It’s a pretty fundamental assumption. If you work, you won’t be poor. You won’t have to depend on welfare. You’ll be okay. But for more and more working families, that isn’t true. A new report from the Working Poor Families Project says that since the recession has hit America, one in three... Read more »

Economic status plays a large part in how patients respond to depression treatments

Ever seen this commercial? A lot of people identify with the symptoms–sadness, sleeplessness, hopelessness, inability to concentrate. But according to a new study released by the University of Illinois at Chicago, whether you respond to medications like zoloft or other depression treatments may have more to do with the state of your bank account than... Read more »