| Oct 27, 2013
Re "A false poverty line," Opinion, Oct. 24
John E. Schwarz's Op-Ed article is a welcome focus on the issue of poverty, but his discussion of Mollie Orshansky's poverty line measure is insufficient. (Orshanksy reasoned that because one-third of a family...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:38 AM
New census data released Thursday painted a grim picture of the economic recovery in the United States. Still there were bright spots in California.
Poverty levels and household incomes for 2012 remained below 2007 levels in many parts of the country...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Scholastic will donate 1 million books to Reach Out and Read, a nonprofit that gives free books to children living in poverty, the publisher announced Monday.
Scholastic, which brought Harry Potter to American readers, is the world's largest publisher...
| Oct 1, 2013
Los Angeles has more charter schools than any other school district in the nation, and it's a very bad idea.
Billionaires like privately managed schools. Parents are lured with glittering promises of getting their kids a sure ticket to college....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Los Angeles has the highest poverty rate among California counties, according to a new analysis announced Monday that upends traditional views of rural and urban hardship by adding factors such as the soaring price of city housing.
| Nov 25, 2013
Last spring, CoverGirl announced a makeup line called the Capitol Collection, a marketing tie-in with the "Hunger Games" film franchise, based on the novels by Suzanne Collins.
The makeup is supposed to draw its users closer to the world of Panem, where...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Poor, mostly black neighborhoods face double jeopardy when it comes to supermarket access, according to a study recently published by the journal Preventive Medicine.
That may not sound like news at all: Scholars and activists have long fretted that...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 1:00 AM
MEXICO CITY – Violence and political upheaval in Honduras in the four years since a military coup ousted the elected president have eroded the economy and expanded the gap between rich and poor, a new report concludes.
The report, due to be...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:00 PM
An alternative way of measuring poverty shows that nearly 2.8 million more people are struggling across the country than officially calculated, the U.S. Census Bureau reports – and California has by far the biggest share of people in poverty,...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Poor people are disproportionately likely to make bad decisions, such as taking out loans they cannot repay, eating unhealthfully and dropping out of class. It is sometimes said that such people are authors of their own misfortune.
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:14 PM
More than two dozen local schools face reduced funding next year as the Los Angeles school district concentrates dollars at campuses with a higher percentage of low-income students.
The tighter budgets affect 28 schools next year, including the...