Report shows poverty trends in Essex County, what to do next

A new report shows how pervasive poverty is in Essex County.The report was presented to a group of community action stakeholders at Essex Tech Mond...

September 23, 2022
5:54 AM

A new report shows how pervasive poverty is in Essex County.The report was presented to a group of community action stakeholders at Essex Tech Monday during an event hosted by the Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP).It was a chance for stakeholders to discuss ways to eradicate poverty. Especially since wages have become stagnant for working class families since the 1980s, despite the wealthy growing exponentially wealthier at the same time, according to the report. 'The problem of poverty is not that our economy has tanked,' said Nancy Wagman, kids count director of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center (MassBudget) and author of the report.

Caroline Enos