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Lane Anderson
Lane Anderson writes about causes for the national edition—including issues such as poverty, hunger, and social inequality. She lives in New York City, where she has taught at Columbia University and Yeshiva University. She holds an MFA from Columbia University.

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Between 70 million and 100 million Americans — almost one in three — have some kind of criminal record. Criminal background checks can make it hard for them to find a place to live and get a job.
Homeless counts have decreased since 2007 — or have they? New reports show counting methods may be leaving out families and youth.
Residents need to make $33 an hour, or over $68,000 a year, to afford the average apartment in Los Angeles County.
This month, authorities cracked down on four cancer charities that bilked millions. Here's how to make sure your giving gets into the right hands.
Catholic leaders say that at the center of Pope Francis' encyclical is a message about caring for "human ecosystems," especially our communities and families.
New data, published after a nine-year, six-country study, offers resounding evidence for poverty strategies that work — and some that don't.
Research has found that social integration is more important for well-being than income, and also decreases poverty.
The economy is in recovery. So why don't workers see that in their paychecks?
Baby boomers are facing fewer pensions than previous generations. In 1975, most workers with pensions had a guaranteed lifetime benefit, but today, most retirement plans, like 401(k)s, are based on a worker's c...
Poor kids have a hard time getting into college. They have an even harder time graduating.