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: 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.

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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.

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Shortchanged: Underemployment in New York City

Approximately 45 percent of working New Yorkers under the age of 65 don’t have enough work. That’s over 1.6 million people — more than the entire population of Philadelphia.

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