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    Released May 2015

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    September 2nd, 2015
    August 14th, 2015

    Children who live in poverty-stricken communities are less likely than their counterparts to eat a nutritious meal on regular bases. With 34 percent of Mississippi children in poverty (the highest in the nation), Mississippi children face numerous health challenges that oftentimes carry with them through their adult lives (See Chart). A clear need exists for […]

    August 14th, 2015

    As is true elsewhere, women in Mississippi, earn less than men.  This wage gaps hurts women, the families they support, and our economy.   In Mississippi, the effect of the gap is even more drastic due to the already low median earnings of workers in our state compared with others nationwide.  Additionally, Mississippi has the highest […]

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    May 27th, 2015

    Across the United States, many women face disparities in wages and employment while providing for their families and balancing child care and other family responsibilities. The growing number of families headed by single mothers exacerbates these issues.  In Mississippi, the prevalence of poverty, births to unmarried parents, and the interaction between gender and race disparities […]

    March 17th, 2015

    Big tax cuts that largely benefit corporations and wealthy Mississippians are unaffordable and will erode our ability to support schools, universities, roads and bridges and public safety. Big tax cuts will undermine our future by making it harder for the state to invest in the things that make Mississippi’s working families more productive like a […]

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