Learn more about poverty
Poverty is complex. Research helps us use best practices. Data shows the amount of work we do each year. Stories reveal the impact that our work has on the lives of Iowans.
Browse through the research, data, and stories to learn more about poverty.
- $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer
- Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
- Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D. Putnam
- Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America by Linda Tirado
Natalie Veldhouse, policy advocate with Common Good Iowa, shares a report on the 2022 Cost of Living in Iowa. Access the recording by clicking here and use passcode (case sensitive): VsCg6M@h
The California Community Action Partnership Association created three short videos that do a fabulous job summarizing:
Did You Know?
A majority of Americans will experience poverty firsthand. 59% of Americans will spend at least one year below the official poverty line between the ages of 20-75.
Source: Confronting Poverty