Kids Mostly Homeless Due to Poverty, Global Study Finds

A recent study of global youth homelessness points to poverty, not delinquency, as the major factor leading to “street involvement.” The study, published online by JAMA Pediatrics, concludes that homeless children “require support and protection” and calls on governments worldwide to address social and economic inequities as a way to combat homelessness.

Child Care Costs Have Become Huge Burden to Families

Families whose income is double the poverty level — $39,580 for a family of three — would still find such costs prohibitive.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines 10 percent of income as the affordable level for child care.

Ruby K. Payne

First-generation College Students from Poverty Have Many Hurdles

I have helped many young people with financial support for college, both personally and through my company. This year I am funding a young man we’ll call John. John comes from a very rural area of the United States and from extreme financial instability. While both of his parents work and make good money, family drug addictions eliminate any available cash and the family’s stability.