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US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty
From the web site: "The Urban Institute, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is supporting the US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty. Led by chair David Ellwood and executive director Nisha Patel, the Partnership consists of 24 leading voices representing academia, practice, the faith community, philanthropy, and the private sector.

The Partnership's collective ambition is that all people achieve a reasonable standard of living with the dignity that comes from having power over their lives and being engaged in and valued by their community."

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USC Center for Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII)
From the web site: "The mission of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) is to remake the narrative for understanding, and to shape the dialogue, on immigrant integration in America.

CSII intends to identify and evaluate the mutual benefits of immigrant integration for the native-born and immigrants and to study the pace of the ongoing transformation in different locations, not only in the past and present but projected into the future." The Center integrates many interactive maps on its web site. Take a look.

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Vera Institute of Justice -
From the web site: "We work with others who share our vision to tackle the most pressing injustices of our day—from the causes and consequences of mass incarceration, racial disparities, and the loss of public trust in law enforcement, to the unmet needs of the vulnerable, the marginalized, and those harmed by crime and violence." This link points to a focus area titled In Our Backyards aimed at understanding prison growth and incarceration increases in rural areas across America.

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Voices from the Field: Racial Justice and Rural Organizing in America - pdf
This report focuses on racial justice and community organizing in rural America and provides a review of the current landscape.

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Wealth In America 2016 - video
This is a terrific visualization showing inequality in America.

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Who are the poor Americans? 2017 article
This article states that "in 2016 nearly 41 million people, or 13% of the population, were living in poverty - down from 15% at the height of the recession in 2010". The article answers the question, "Who are America's Poor."

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Why do we think poor people are poor because of their own bad choices?
This is one of many articles in The Guardian, written by Maia Szalavitz, which focus on poverty, inequality, addiction, etc.

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World Inequality Report - 2018
From the web site: "The World Inequality Report 2018 relies on a cutting-edge methodology to measure income and wealth inequality in a systematic and transparent manner. By developing this report, the World Inequality Lab seeks to fill a democratic gap and to equip various actors of society with the necessary facts to engage in informed public debates on inequality."

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World Wealth & Income Database
The World Inequality Lab’s (WIL) Wealth and Income Database is described by Ford Foundation as "Open, transparent, and accessible, the database is a rich hub of information about the wealth and income inequities that contribute to global inequality. WIL offers this data in an effort to fuel an honest conversation about the realities of inequality and highlight the important role that national policies and institutions play in shaping it."

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Youth Employment Crisis - World Wide Issue 2015 and beyond
This article is posted on the Learning Change blog. In the introduction it says "In countries severely affected by the global financial crisis, youth unemployment has reached staggering proportions. To have four out of every ten young people unemployed is a social and economic catastrophe. The global financial crisis has aggravated the pre-existing “crisis before the crisis”. Across the world, young women and men face real and increasing difficulty in finding decent work. Over the last two decades, youth unemployment on average has remained at three times that of adult unemployment and, in some regions, this proportion is now as high as five times the adult rate." The PDF is 118 pages long and provides an extensive overview of this critical issue.

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All about Poverty - From Wikipedia
Creating a sophisticated understanding of poverty is an essential part of finding solutions. This Wikipedia is a valuable resource.

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American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass (book)
I read this book by Douglas Massey in the 1990s and it provides interesting ideas on why some sections of a city are more isolated and underserved than others. Worth reading.

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America's Educational Apartheid, by Jonathan Kozol
Jonathan Kozol is one of the leading voices calling attention to the inequality dividing the rich and poor in America. He iis the author of many books, including Savage Inequalities and Amazing Grace. This article was adapted from The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America

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Causes of Inner City Poverty - Eight Hypotheses - pdf
This is a paper by Michael B. Teitz, Public Policy Institute of California and University of California, Berkeley and Karen Chapple, University of California, Berkeley

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Causes of Poverty - 2008 Heartland Allance report
This report includes an "analysis of these characteristic causes of poverty as well as research on issues that impact income, earnings, and poverty, some of which can be considered proximate determinants of poverty."

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Child well-being in advanced economies – UNICEF Report
This is one of many resources on the LearningChange web site. This is a UNICEF report presenting "the latest available overview of child well-being in 29 of the world’s most advanced economies. Five dimensions of children’s lives have been considered: material well-being, health and safety, education, behaviors and risks, and housing and environment." The United States ranks 26th out of 29 countries.

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Class divide in America - WBEZ interview w Richard Reeves 2017
From the web site: "Reeves, a senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution, wrote Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What To Do About It." Listen to the interview.

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Cost of Poverty Study - 2008 (Ontario) pdf
This report could be applied to Chicago or any other urban area. In one paragraph it says "By investing in the individuals with these deficits – through early childhood development; programs that improve school performance and promote higher education for at-risk youth; intensive language training and workforce integration programs for new immigrants; and literacy, educational upgrading and skills development for many of the adults – the Ontario government would ultimately realize a considerable proportion of the substantial annual savings identified in this paper, although it would take several years before the payoff would occur."

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Cost of Poverty Study 1990 - Sandtown-Baltimore
I first looked at this DevPlan report in the mid 1990s, showing that high costs of poverty are concentrated in some neighborhoods of big cities, not all. Just remove some of the conditions that remove "hope and opportunity" can lower costs.

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Diversity & Segregation in US cities
This article looks at diversity in cities and segregation at the neighborhood level and ranks cities from highest to lowest. Includes maps.

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Divided Nation: Rural vs Urban America; Rich vs Poor America
This is article from MappingforJustice blog (a Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC site) where I've been aggregating links to articles related to race and class divides in America.

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Economic Hardship Reporting Project
The Economic Hardship Reporting Project was launched "to force this country’s (the USA) crisis of poverty and economic insecurity to the center of the national conversation."

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Enduring Challenge of Poverty in America - pdf
From the web site:
"In 2006, the Community Affairs Offices of the Federal Reserve System partnered with the Brookings Institution to examine the issue of concentrated poverty. The resulting report, The Enduring Challenge of Concentrated Poverty in America: Case Studies from Communities Across the U.S.,
profiles 16 high-poverty communities from across the country, including immigrant gateway, Native American, urban, and rural communities. Through these case studies, the report contributes to our understanding of the dynamics of poor people living in poor communities, and the policies that will be needed to bring both into the economic mainstream. Download Full Report (PDF 6.8MB) Download "A Synthesis of Themes from the Case Studies" (PDF)

This web site has an interactive map that can be used to look at individual communities."

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Escaping the Cycle of Scarcity - New thinking about helping poor people
This New York Times opinion piece offers new ways to think of what causes poverty and what solutions might help people escape it. From the article: "Now Sendhil Mullainathan, a Harvard economist, and Eldar Shafir, a psychologist at Princeton, propose a way to explain why the poor are less future-oriented than those with more money. According to these authors, one explanation for bad decisions is scarcity — not of money, but of what the authors call bandwidth: the portion of our mental capacity that we can employ to make decisions." This article points to a web site titled "42 Ideas to do Good"

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Few Metro Areas Made Progress Against Poverty in 2013 - 2014 report
This article reviews findings from 2013 American Community Survey data on residents living below the federal poverty line. Search for other articles similar to this on the site."

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