Low wages are not the primary cause of poverty; low work rates are.
Working on a poverty story today? Here’s the latest from AEI experts on today’s poverty stories.
National experts explore the Pay for Success model, an innovative new approach to public financing that improves social programs’ effectiveness and advances evidence-based policymaking.
Dependence on the informal system of childcare provision in the US is worrisome because of quality problems, but it is even more troubling that the average quality of care at formal day care centers is also mediocre as compared to other developed countries.
SNAP fails too many vulnerable Americans because it uses a “one-size-fits-all approach”.
We often think there are only two ways to fight poverty — the government and private philanthropy. But living arrangements can be just as important.
Leaders in predictive analytics discuss its promise in reducing harm to children and the challenges it faces moving forward.
The CRS report confirms that efforts to increase work among those in its primary target group are still needed.
Benefits are too low. At least, that’s the narrative circulating in Washington when it comes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—formerly known as Food Stamps. But is that claim accurate?
There may be other reasons to oppose block grants, but as this new analysis shows, a lack of responsiveness to the economy may not be one of them.
One reason for our dismal labor force participation is that our benefit programs have failed to push recipients towards work.
Many of the governors and legislators have devoted substantial time and attention to these issues, and the format allowed that experience to show.