The effects of poverty extend beyond the individual: lost tax revenue, increased tax burdens, and a deterrent to the location of new businesses, jobs and income earners. All Philadelphians have a vested economic interest if not moral imperative to fight poverty, as poverty diminishes the quality of life for everyone and tarnishes our city’s reputation as a vibrant, thriving place to live, work, and play We…
Why financial inclusion for women is critical for shared prosperity
Women represent a powerful source of economic growth and opportunity. They produce more than half of the world’s food and control about $20 trillion in consumer spending. However, financi...
How is progress on the Summit Roadmap to Shared Prosperity?
An update on a productive year advancing the Summit's five-year plan as a way to amplify their collective impact and focus state economic policy on the triple bottom line.
India must invest in its women workers to deliver shared prosperity
India, Delhi, human rights, Phil Bloomer, BHRRC, Priti Darooka,
What is poverty?
There are many ways of measuring and categorizing poverty — and no simple, unified definition The United Nations observes that, worldwide, “frequently, poverty is defined in either relative or absolute terms. Absolute poverty measures poverty in relation to the amount of money necessary to meet basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter. Relative poverty defines poverty in relation to the economic status of other members…
Upjohn Institute report offers ideas to help communities build broadly-shared prosperity
Report outlines strategies that small and medium-sized cities, along with rural areas, can follow to create jobs for their residents
To fund shared prosperity, we must end LePage-era tax cuts for the wealthiest
For years under Gov. Paul LePage, budget-busting tax cuts robbed our state of the revenue we need to build a stronger, fairer economy. Tax cuts delivered windfalls to the wealthiest households in our state, making it harder for our schools and communities to make ends meet This year, we have a choice: We can keep starving our state of the revenue we need to invest in Mainers and our economy, or we can get rid of the LePage-era tax breaks and fully fund…
What is Poverty?
What is poverty? What causes poverty? Does how we define poverty affect how we tackle it? What part do you play in reducing poverty? This short film explores...
How To Share a Small Closet
4 ways how to share a small closet, and tips for creating a space that lets you keep your wardrobe and your sanity.
Why Are So Many Single-Parent Families in Poverty?
Because public policy hasn't kept up with the massive changes in American family structure
How to Find A Shared Branch
This is "How to Find A Shared Branch" by Shared Services for CUs on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
Sharing Space? DIY Room Dividers
Here are our top picks for DIY room divider ideas for your small space decorating!
How Do We Measure Poverty?
Measuring poverty is difficult, expensive and vitally important. Countries carry out household surveys, visiting thousands of families, to ask questions that...
Tips and Poverty
The minimum wage for tipped workers has not been raised since 1991.
How do the public define Poverty in the UK
Watch this one minute animation in association with Ipsos Mori about the definition of poverty in the UK. Find out more about our work on poverty www...
Poverty top threat to child health
A new paper argues that extending expansions of tax breaks for struggling families will go a long way toward battling child poverty.
How to Combat Time Poverty
Time poverty is a problem that plagues many people in both their personal and professional lives. Brian Tracy 6 things you can do to combat time poverty and ...
What is the surest pathway out of poverty and into the middle class?
What in the World? Global poverty paradox
Global poverty is falling, so what's the problem? Fareed Zakaria explains why the stats may not be as great as they seem.
Poverty Hurts Children, Yet More Than One in Five Children in America Lives in Poverty; Black...
More than 13 million of our nation’s children live in poverty. It’s past time to end child poverty NOW.