Tag Archives: Poverty

The New Measure of Poverty: Effects on the Family, Economy

The Census Bureau recently released a revised method of measuring poverty in the United States this past week. The Census Bureau published 6 main points why there needed to be a change in the way the US was calculating the amount of individuals living in poverty. This report was created was to measure a more […]

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Walla Walla Poverty Assessment: How Transportation, Healthcare, Employment, and Domestic Abuse Affect Latinos and Others in Poverty

This study examines the characteristics and causes of poverty in Walla Walla, WA, particularly for the Latino population. The research asks several questions: due to the inherently multifarious nature of poverty itself, how do the variables of employment, transportation, health care, and domestic abuse affect the poor population? Additionally, what is being done currently to […]

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Community-Based Health Services For Poor And/Or Undocumented Latino Immigrants In Washington

My report explores the role that community-based health services play in reducing barriers to healthcare access facing poor and/or undocumented Latino immigrants. I examine how these programs could be expanded or improved to increase their effectiveness. I also pinpoint the steps that Washington can take to support these community-based programs and to foster conditions in […]

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Access to Health Insurance and Health Care For Latinos in Washington State

This project examines access to health insurance and health care for Latinos in Washington State. My research aims to provide a general overview of the extent to which the health needs of the Latino community in Washington are being met. More specifically, I examine the rates of health insurance coverage within the Latino community and […]

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Picking the Fruit of Knowledge: Washington Apple Farmworkers, Work, Family, and Politics

This project examines the experiences of female farm workers in Washington State’s apple industry. What are the conditions affecting Latino farm workers, particularly in Washington’s apple industry, and what can be done to alleviate such problems? Along these lines, how are these female workers’ perceptions of their experiences shaped by their objective conditions? Methods: The […]

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Assessing the Impact of Head Start on Latino Children and their Families

This project examines the impact of Head Start enrollment on Latino students in Washington State. Latino families are more likely to be living below the poverty line and to have the lowest level of education of any other group in the state. Their children enter school with undeveloped basic academic skills, which frustrates their progress […]

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