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The report evaluating census data finds that LA County has some of the highest rates of working poverty in the country. This analysis breaks down poverty rates by industry as well.
The odinance establishes the LA Wage Enforcement Division and increasesthe penalities for wage theft and other wage violations.
This report highlights how commerical offices in LA using low road security contractors contribute both to poverty in the city and decreased public safety.
This report evaluates the impact of the City's Living Wage Ordiance which covered the hotels near the airport as well as the implimentation of a union collective bargaining agreement at some of these hotels. The report finds these initiative provide an important model for local leadership, responsible business practices and community engagement in developing a high road tourism model for the city.
Poverty is a barrier to health, as wealthy people live longer. The reasons are that poverty causes stress, low-income communities are less safe, poor people are more likely exposed to pollution, transportation is inconvenient, and poor access health care. Segregation and racism can also cause health divid, with egreagated neigborhoods less safe, and racism causing stress. The suggested path to improve Ohioans healh is to break poverty, promote income security, and invest in high povery area.
This report evaluates California's looming retirement crisis. The study finds most California seniors are unprepared for retirement facing high costs of living and with low pension or 401K attainment.
LAANE report outlining an equitable growth strategy for LA County following the 2008 recession built around good jobs targeted towards communities facing the greatest disadvantage
Anchor institutions (often referred to as "eds and meds") are place-based enterprises, firmly rooted in their locales. In addition to universities and hospitals, anchors may include cultural institutions (such as museums), health care facilities (such as nursing homes), and municipal governments. Typically, anchors tend to be nonprofit corporations. Because they are rooted in place (unlike for-profit corporations that may relocate for a variety of reasons, such as lower labor costs, more subsidies, or fewer environmental regulations), anchors have, at least in principle, an economic self-interest in helping ensure that the communities in which they are based are safe, vibrant, and healthy.
Chester, Pennsylvania, a small, formerly industrial city located on the Delaware River, not far from Philadelphia, exemplifies the problems and possibilities faced by older manufacturing cities across the United States, especially in the Northeast and Midwest. Chester's problems of poverty, stagnation, and unemployment stem from the late 20th-century decline of an industrial economy in the United States - which in Chester was primarily centered on automobile manufacturing and shipbuilding - and the flight of the more affluent residents to the suburbs. The remaining residents face high poverty, high unemployment, a crumbling infrastructure, lack of services and businesses, and underperforming schools. There is hope, however. Although the Federal Reserve Bank classifies Chester as a "struggling city," Chester also embodies the possibilities in the concept of resilience defined as "the individual and collective capacity to respond to adversity and change." The project of turning Chester around is a work in progress, but Chester is also a community that has taken intentional action "to enhance the personal and collective capacity of its citizens and institutions to respond to and influence the course of social and economic change." In fact, Chester, and one of its key partners in community revitalization, Widener University, can serve as a case study of what building resilience can look like in the face of daunting challenges.
For generations, cities have been places where people of every background have sought opportunity. But as urban economies have evolved in recent decades, our cities have experienced sharp growth in economic disparities, and many communities have suffered. Addressing these disparities requires leveraging cities' economic assets in order to better create, prepare people for and connect them to economic opportunity.