RSSPoverty Blog

Who are Pima County's poor?

Major predictors of poverty in Pima County are minority status, youth, single-parent families and low levels of education.

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Breaking down unwed pregnancy by race and ethnicity

Births to unwed mothers in Pima County are not evenly distributed among racial and ethnic groups.

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How to choose a high-quality preschool

Exposure to high-quality early-learning experiences is critical. But for low-income parents, access to those providers is highly dependent on cost.

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Even if you can't afford preschool, every day is a new opportunity to teach a child

When it comes to preparing a child for kindergarten and beyond, parents need to take an active role.

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Kids who break the law are often kids who experience trauma at home

The children and teens who come to the court are mostly "kids in great distress," says Beverly Tobiason, clinical director for the Pima County…

August 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Graduation rates rising on reservations despite obstacles

High school graduation rates are rising on both the Pascua Yaqui and Tohono O’odham reservations, and administrators say more kids are applyin…

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Programs aim to help people buy homes, stabilize neighborhoods

The American Dream of mortgage-based homeownership has taken a hit in the aftermath of the housing meltdown, but housing advocates say homeown…

August 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Being 'underwater' on mortgage doesn't necessarily mean drowning

A lot of so-called "homeowners" don't actually own anything yet. Many owe the bank significantly more than their home is worth, RealtyTrac sta…

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Unemployment in Pima County may be even higher than stats suggest

There is a reason Tucsonans may not feel the market improvements economists have been describing in hopeful tones.

August 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

How does immigration affect poverty rates?

While many cities near the U.S.-Mexico border have poverty rates above that of the U.S. overall, it is not clear from the available data that …

August 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Does our abundance of college students skew Tucson's poverty rate?

Tucson's status as a college town does not explain its relatively high poverty rate - but it does impact it.

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What happens to moms who leave welfare?

The 1996 welfare-to-work reforms were supposed to end the era of "welfare queens" and put single moms to work.

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Women and children increasingly using a Tucson non-profit that was created for homeless men

Tippy Atkins stood at the corner of East 22nd Street and Craycroft Road with her only possession, a crack pipe.

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