Over 14 percent children and 9 percent of adults in the United States lived in poverty as measured by the official poverty rate in 2019. Our posts cover a range of topics related to poverty in the U.S. and around the world, including research on the causes and broader consequences of poverty; racial and ethnic disparities in income and wealth; the long-term impacts of growing up in poverty for children and society at large; the role of safety net programs such as Medicaid, social security, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); and global poverty reduction.