Cognitively speaking, there may be no way to recover from a disadvantaged childhood.
Researchers find that those who have a mental illness are more likely to be the victim of a violent crime.
Some of the poorest people in the U.S. end up spending more than 50 percent of their income on energy over the course of the year.
Amid ongoing tumult and the largest mass migration in Latin American history, Sunday's presidential election provided no relief.
A new report looks at gaps in income, education, and wealth over the last 50 years.
New anti-poverty programs, focused on helping children and parents both, are succeeding where others have failed.
Economically struggling suburbs would benefit from joining with nearby cities, a think-tank report suggests.
Twenty-four states saw their poverty rate decline in 2016.
Jobs have gone urban, leaving office space in the suburbs obsolete and a distressed work force further away from help.
A surprisingly small tweak to the college admissions process yields an impressive increase in the enrollment of low-income students.