In today’s rundown: While the full-time employment rate in the region has been stable, part-time workers here have faced some of the worst pay losses in the country. | Why climbing out of poverty is nearly impossible for former inmates. | A large number of DCPS students are now getting three meals a day at school. | A new report finds that women are bearing most of the caretaking burden when it comes to Alzheimer’s, and it’s affecting their health.
— “Part-time workers in the Washington region suffered some of the worst pay losses in the nation during the recession,” reports The Washington Post. The median pay for women slipped from the highest in the country to fourth place.
— NPR reports that climbing out of poverty is nearly impossible for former inmates and explores the long-term effects of incarceration. The U.S. has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, with more than 2 million people in prison.
— D.C. Public Schools are now serving dinner to an estimated 10,000 students, according to The Washington Post. The $5.7 million dinner program is meant to help fight childhood hunger, reduce the rate of obesity among students, and get more children into after school programs.
— A new report on Alzheimer’s finds that women take on most of the caretaking burden. The Shriver Report on Alzheimer’s finds that the majority of patients and caretakers are women. More than half of them report serious emotional and physical stress.