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06/01/2015
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What Would Happen To People If We Got Rid Of These Social Programs?

The SPM (Supplemental Poverty Measure) considers many factors beyond simply the poverty rate, such as what it actually costs to live (the price of medicine and copays, housing, food, utilities, etc.) and how those costs affect disposable income. It also considers income provided through safety-net programs, such as Social Security and food stamps, that helps with some of these costs. Continue reading

06/01/2015
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L.A. Financial Empowerment Initiative’s Olivia Calderon

Olivia Calderon directs the City of Los Angeles Financial Empowerment Initiative. Before participating in a panel on young Californians and retirement, she talked Thanksgiving, enchiladas, hummingbirds, and her first summer job (flipping burgers at a place called Casa Burger) in the Zócalo green room. Continue reading

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