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poverty

Q+A
Report outlines a path for reducing child poverty
Published Feb 28, 2019
Child poverty affects about 1 in 8 children in the U.S.; Hopkins economist Robert Moffitt discusses why it's a critical issue and what can be done about it
Community
Hopkins to expand support for survivors of violence in Baltimore
Published Nov 20, 2018
$1.6M grant from Stavros Niarchos Foundation comes in response to community's request for more support, services that promote healing
McPhotos
Published Fall 2017
Photographer Chris Arnade finds pride, poverty, and decent Wi-Fi in McDonald's / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Who eats when food is scarce?
Published Feb 13, 2017
Analysis of food deprivation in three cities shows teens in poor families often go hungry before young children
Public policy
Public housing and child well-being
Published Nov 29, 2016
Subsidized housing appears to boost high-performing kids but have opposite effect on those with low test scores, behavioral issues
Sociology
How welfare failed millions
Published Aug 23, 2016
Welfare now less responsive to families who need it, drives people to live on 'virtually nothing,' poverty expert Kathy Edin says
21st Century Cities
Poverty and geography
Published Jan 13, 2016 Video
In JHU visit, White House official outlines Obama administration's efforts to address poverty
$2.00 a day
Stories of extreme poverty
Published Nov 10, 2015
JHU social scientist Kathryn Edin speaks about her new book
$2 a day
Extreme poverty examined
Published Oct 6, 2015
Book co-authored by JHU social scientist Kathryn Edin profiles the poorest of the poor in the U.S. / Marketplace
Love and money
'Deadbeat dads' study
Published June 15, 2015
Many low-income fathers support their children through gifts, not cash, research suggests