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Low-income Americans are struggling. Poverty has risen, the work participation rate is at its lowest point since the 1970s, and median incomes have stagnated. AEI’s work on poverty seeks to reverse that trend by enhancing opportunity for low-income Americans. From safety net policy to education and family policy, AEI aims to provide pathbreaking work on the root causes of poverty, and the policy changes that most effectively address them. This page contains an up-to-date selection of content from AEI’s scholarly community.

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America’s churches have grown weakest in some of the communities that need them most: poor and working-class communities across the country.

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The federal government spent $65.2 billion on the EITC in FY 2014, of which 27.2% or $17.7 billion were improper.

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W. Bradford Wilcox reviews Robert Putnam’s new book, “Our Kids,” in which Putnam argues that children’s access to the core institutions that foster their development—strong families, strong schools, strong communities—is increasingly separate and unequal.

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The Housing First philosophy threatens to distract us from the solutions that would most effectively address other important needs.

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One major challenge facing lower-income men, women, and their children is that they are less likely to benefit from the social and economic advantages associated with growing up within or being a member of a stable, married family

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With the latest edition of the National Mortgage Risk Index (NMRI) showing that bad practices are coming back, the Wealth Building Home Loan is a safer alternative to the traditional 30-year mortgage.

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What was it about Christmas that brought temporary relief to the city’s overstretched, billion-dollar shelter system? Family.

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The present state of our unions is opening up an unacceptable social and economic divide between the college educated and the less-educated that is unacceptable to all of us who believe that the American Dream should be accessible to all.

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Four AEI videos from prominent scholars and practitioners tackle the tough question of how we can improve education.

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Improving education isn’t simple. But four new talks from leading educational leaders and public intellectuals shed light on why it is vital to rethink how we do education reform and why we do it.

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