MONITORING NEED IN NYC

Launched in 2012 and conducted in partnership with Columbia University, Poverty Tracker is a groundbreaking study of disadvantage in New York City. Unlike typical surveys of poverty that take an annual snapshot, Poverty Tracker checks in with the same 4,000 households quarter after quarter for several years. This approach provides a dynamic view of poverty over time.

Poverty Tracker Spotlight: A Portrait of Service Use Among New York City Families with Children

More than a third of New Yorkers (37 percent) with a child in the family reported needing help with their child-related problem. Although many families seek help for their child-related problems, over 60 percent of families do not receive all of the help they need. The latest Spotlight from the Poverty Tracker describes the challenges facing households with children and the extent to which services and resources do or do not meet those challenges.

READ THE AUGUST 2018 SPOTLIGHT

Poverty Tracker Spotlight: Results from the New York City Earned Sick Time Act

More than one in three workers in New York City are now getting paid to take sick leave when they are ill or need to care for a sick family member. The latest Spotlight from the Robin Hood Poverty Tracker examines the impact of the New York City Paid Sick Leave Law.

READ THE MARCH 2018 SPOTLIGHT

Vulnerabilities and Service Needs of Single-Parent Households in New York City

One third of children in New York City live in a single-parent household. These households have much higher rates of poverty and material hardships. This report uses Poverty Tracker data to better understand the challenges facing single-parent households and identify programs that have been particularly effective in helping these families.

READ THE BRIEF | READ THE FULL REPORT, FEBRUARY 2018

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