The Dimensions of Poverty

Poverty Reduction in St Petersburg

New Research on Poverty & Progress 2020 continues to “raise the poverty IQ” of the community, by providing ground-breaking research on undetected dimensions of the poverty problem in South St. Petersburg. 2020 research briefs

Black Men in the Criminal Justice System -A first-ever quantification of the number of black males from St. Petersburg who are incarcerated or involved with the criminal justice system

50 Progress Indicators - Dashboard of trends for 50 life-quality indicators for black & South St. Petersburg residents

13 Facts on Black & White Poverty - A look at the differences in root causes and dimensions of poverty for the two groups in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg has highest levels of black fatherlessness, among Florida’s 10 largest cities - Illustrating the City’s low rank in 15 family poverty & family formation metrics

Comparing the Economic Status of African Americans in Durham and St. Petersburg - SPECIAL RESEARCH BRIEF designed for the city’s business leaders as an immersive learning tool following their tour of Durham to study its approach to economic development, including economic diversity (2020 will produce similar briefs for other cities being visited by St. Petersburg leaders)

National Spotlight on Poverty

Black child poverty rate holds steady, even as other groups see declines

The share of American children living in poverty has declined slightly since 2010 as the nation’s economy has improved. But the poverty rate has changed little for black children, the group most likely to be living in poverty, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data.

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Public is sharply divided in views of Americans in poverty

While the nation’s poverty rate has dipped for the first time since 2006, the actual number of poor people (45.3 million) was not statistically different from the previous year, according to the figures released today by the Census Bureau. Poverty is an issue that deeply divides the American public when it comes to how much of a role government should play in alleviating the problems of the poor.

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