Tag: Demographics

Poverty & Disability: By the numbers

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Reports and Publications
December 2017
David Schlinkert, Alissa Heyer

According to the 2016 U.S. Census, 44.3 million people in the United States (14 percent) were living in poverty, and 12.8 percent of the population reported having at least one disability. The median U.S. household income in 2016 was $57,617. However, among households that included someone with a disability, the median income was more than 25 percent lower - $41,600. The federal poverty guidelines have increased slightly between 2015 and 2017, but still remain low.

Violence: America's Love/Hate Relationship

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Reports and Publications
March 2015
Bill Hart

March 6, 2015 / This brief is based on a public panel discussion that was held January 29, 2015 in Phoenix. It was sponsored by Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University, the Arizona Foundation for Women, and the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence. The moderators were Morrison Institute Senior Policy Analyst Bill Hart and Sara Presler, CEO of the Arizona Foundation for Women. The text has been edited for length and clarity.

Presentation for "Dropped?" Report

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Presentations
April 2012
Bill Hart

"Dropped? Latino Education and Arizona's Economic Future" Powerpoint presented April 27, 2012 in Phoenix by Morrison Institute for Public Policy Senior Policy Analyst Bill Hart.


Forum 411: We Are L.A.?

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Reports and Publications
September 2008
Morrison Institute Staff

The Phoenix/L.A. conceit is deep-seated, chronic, and nearly always offered as something to avoid. Phoenix, a city often accused of having no identity, certainly has long known what it doesn't want to be. What is it we are so afraid of? All big cities have mixed images, but the über-negative view of Los Angeles is grounded in three attributes – smog, congestion, and sprawl. These problems and the comparisons between Phoenix and L.A. are examined in the second issue of Forum 411.


Forum 411: Immigration: From Global to Local Kids

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Reports and Publications
June 2008
Morrison Institute Staff

"Immigration: From Global to Local to Kids" is the first issue of the policy briefing series, Forum 411: Engaging Arizona's Leaders. Migration is a global phenomenon today, putting the United States in the midst of another historic wave of immigration. As a "gateway" and a destination, Arizona is certainly not alone in coping with people crossing borders.

Hits and Misses: Fast Growth in Metropolitan Phoenix

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Reports and Publications
September 2000
Mary Jo Waits, Patricia Gober, Rebecca Gau, John Hall, Mark Muro, Alicia Harrison, Tina Valdecanas, Kent Hill, Tom Rex, Glen Krutz, Scott Smith

This report is the first product of a comprehensive effort to describe and analyze the region’s growth. The Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy in Washington, D.C. presented the opportunity for this project to Morrison Institute for Public Policy. The story of growth in metropolitan Phoenix is a complicated, often surprising, tale. There is much to be proud of in the region. Yet there is also much to worry about, and much that needs to be done. Hits and Misses will have been successful if it becomes a catalyst for getting started.


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