Impact University: Economics of Poverty

Stories from the Line

Hometown >

Alan King, Sr., 37, has lived in the Frayser neighborhood of North Memphis for nearly three decades. In his own words, Alan details his troubled adolescence and how he and…

Economics of Poverty

Millions in U.S. Climb Out of Poverty, at Long Last >

Cohen, P. (2016-09-25, The New York Times): Seven years after the end of the Great Recession, poverty has declined among every group. "African-Americans and Hispanics - who account for more than 45 percent of those below the poverty line of $24,300 for a family of four in most states - experienced the largest improvement."

Stories from the Line

Back on the Clock >

Dorothy Turner, 70, tells about starting out as a young, single mother with the added challenge of fighting a debilitating disability, which ultimately caused her to lose her job, her home, and her livelihood. Now,…

Short Films & Videos

Para Los Niños (For the Children) >

Brigido is a proud father, a loving husband, and a diligent fieldworker. He and his family move with the crop seasons, spending winter and spring in Florida picking strawberries and summer…

public transportation

Headways >

For some, public transportation isn't an option -- it's a necessity. But in the Birmingham, Alabama, metro area, a region consistently ranked one of the worst in the nation for its…

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