Mon., September 26, 2011 3:32pm
One in four Georgia children is now living in poverty, according to the census. And thirty-six percent of the state’s black children and more than 40 percent of its Hispanic children are destitute
Thu., September 22, 2011 4:59pm
New figures from the U.S. Census show poverty is rising in Albany’s Dougherty County faster than in any of the state’s largest counties. The county had the nation’s second-highest jump in poverty since 2007, and reflect trends throughout the state.
Wed., September 14, 2011 11:04am
The number of Georgians living in poverty rose sharply during the Recession, according to census figures released Tuesday. Poverty is also on the rise nationally but the decline in median income is much steeper in Georgia.
Wed., August 24, 2011 5:20pm
Dwindling jobs and the lingering economic slowdown have led to a big jump in the number of Georgians on food stamps. US Agriculture Department officials say, there are now 1.8 million people receiving food stamps in the state, a 42% rise from two years ago. Those numbers leave out people eligible for but not using the benefit.
Wed., August 17, 2011 2:30pm
Georgia ranks in the bottom fifth of states nationwide for overall well being of its kids. The ranking of 42nd takes into account 10 key measures, including low infant birth rates and persistent poverty. The data comes from the annual Kids Count report, put-out by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Mon., May 16, 2011 5:00pm
Although Census poverty numbers won't be out until later this year, the Bureau's statistical surveys suggest officials won't be happy. After spending millions of dollars on anti-poverty programs, Savannah's three-decade-old 22% poverty rate could remain unchanged or increase, according to a Bureau statistical analysis. Officials already have answers.
Fri., November 26, 2010 10:05am
The group blames government policies and lack of education as some reasons Southern States are not making progress in the fight against AIDS.
Thu., October 7, 2010 8:34pm
New census data shows the U.S. is experiencing a rise in poverty not seen in decades. The trend has made its way to Georgia’s suburbs.
Fri., May 28, 2010 12:00am
A city anti-poverty initiative has gotten 1,000 check cashing customers to
Fri., December 4, 2009 2:55pm
Georgia has a high rate of people that don’t have bank accounts. It exceed