Research Archives for 2014

Number of Poor Iowans Remains High, Income Growth Not Widely Shared


IOWA CITY, Iowa (September 18, 2014) — More Iowans remained in poverty four years after the recession than before, new data from the Census Bureau showed Thursday. 
The American Community Survey (ACS) indicated that 12.7 percent of Iowans — about Read more

Iowa Uninsured at 8 Percent in 2013


Even with better health insurance coverage than most states, a quarter of a million Iowans were without insurance in 2013. Public policies now in place — including Obamacare — should reduce that.

Food insecurity: 1 in 9 Iowa households


Iowans with very low food security — their families’ lives disrupted by a lack of resources for food — rose by about half from 2001-03 to 2011-13.