What is Poverty?
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Not knowing when your next paycheck comes in literally hurts, researchers say
Not knowing where your next paycheck may come from hurts, according to a recent study published in Psychological Science. Researches looked at six studies, which found a strong link between financial insecurity and physical pain.
It Is Expensive to Be Poor
What I discovered is that in many ways, these jobs are a trap: They pay so little that you cannot accumulate even a couple of hundred dollars to help you make the transition to a better-paying job. They often give you no control over your work schedule, making it impossible to arrange for child care or take a second job. And in many of these jobs, even young women soon begin to experience the physical deterioration—especially knee and back problems—that can bring a painful end to their work ...