Published on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by Common Dreams by Sarah Lazare, staff writer Children remain “the most enduring victims” of the recession in the world’s wealthiest nations, where 2.6 million children have fallen below the poverty line since 2008, a new report from UNICEF reveals. The annual study, Children of the Recession: The impact of the […]
Recently, local business owner and self professed “numbers guy” Al Pettit presented Coos County poverty and unemployment figures. He says the local Chamber of Commerce Legislative Action Team is trying to educate lawmakers about “good business practices” and how to make Oregon more business friendly to improve these statistics.
Between 2003 and 2009, the income of poor Brazilians has grown seven times as much as the income of rich Brazilians. Poverty has fallen from 22 percent of the population to 7 percent.