Spotlight on Poverty in the States: Interactive Data Map
State and local governments, community-based organizations and other non-profits play a significant role in implementing policies and programs to reduce poverty and promote opportunity. Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity has launched an important new tool, “Spotlight on the States,” to serve as a platform for collecting state-level information on these efforts. This new 50-state resource map includes:
- State poverty data and statistics: A compilation of data, including poverty, unemployment and asset poverty rates, and information on housing. Each data point links to its source.
- State policies: A listing of key state tax, asset-building and work support policies that help support low-income families; includes links to state or national organizations that track the issue.
- Research: A compilation of relevant state research reports on issues related to poverty and opportunity.
- News: A news feed of articles about poverty in a given state.
At a time when federal, state and local governments are seeking to reduce deficits by cutting programs for the needy, this resource provides vital up-to-date information for advocates, researchers, policymakers and foundations working to reduce poverty and promote opportunity.
Check it out the data for your state in the link below.