Jul 14, 2014 — When we don't have enough of something — love, time or money — we spend extraordinary effort worrying about how to get by, research shows. The stress of poverty changes the way people think.
Jul 12, 2014 — When her once-middle-class family suddenly needed help, Darlena Cunha drove a Mercedes to enroll in the federal nutrition program. "The most embarrassing part was how I felt about myself," she writes.
Apr 9, 2014 — The number of "stay at home" moms in the U.S. has been on the decline for decades. But a newly released Pew Research Center survey shows a 6 percent increase from 1999 to 2012.
Mar 10, 2014 — Too many poor people are forced to go without legal counsel when facing challenges such as eviction, deportation or domestic violence, a new report says.
Jan 22, 2014 — In his annual letter about the work of his foundation, the Microsoft co-founder says once-impoverished nations have already made tremendous progress, and more will follow their lead.
Oct 1, 2013 — The report found gains in fighting hunger and improving diets in several areas, including parts of East Asia, Southeastern Asia and Latin America.
Aug 29, 2013 — People are much worse at solving puzzles when they're first reminded of money problems, scientists say. Fretting about about finances can slow down your thinking as much as losing a night's sleep, researchers say.
Jul 26, 2013 — An Indian village is mourning the loss of 23 children who ate a tainted school lunch. Its residents, like hundreds of millions who inhabit rural India, live in the shadows of the country's economic rise.
Mar 5, 2013 — In states that don't go along with an expansion of Medicaid under the health overhaul law, many low-income adults will be caught in the gap between federal and state standards for eligibility.
Nov 13, 2012 — Some charitable organizations that were in the path of Superstorm Sandy were left in as bad shape as their clients. With Thanksgiving around the corner, they wonder how they will feed the storm's victims and the poor.