Poverty Studies

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Prominent scholars from across the political spectrum unveil a consensus plan for reducing poverty and increasing opportunity.

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Poverty is an important determinant of state livability, but not in all cases.

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It’s clear that people denied shelter are not being found on the streets by volunteer counters in the middle of January.  But whether they have an adequate place to go is a different question.

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Rachidi’s study finds that more mothers are working nonstandard schedules, which creates problems for our child care assistance system. Rachidi discusses the policy implications of her findings.

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Robert Doar and his National Hunger Commission Co-Chair, Mariana Chilton, report to the House Committee on Agriculture on their preliminary findings.

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A new study by Bruce Meyer and Nikolas Mittag shows that government surveys are understating how effective public assistance programs are in alleviating poverty.

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Marriage penalties associated with the EITC were more common than marriage bonuses.

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Join AEI for a discussion of who the street homeless are, what challenges they face, and what we can do for them.

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In a new study, Rachidi finds that the EITC imposes significant marriage penalties and urges policymakers to keep this in mind when considering reforms.

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Mayor Bowser’s new plan to end homelessness by 2020 relies on deceptive political rhetoric, but with some adjustments, it could be an improvement for some of the District’s poorest families.

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Homeless in San Francisco, Twenty20.

I find no evidence that permanent housing for the homeless has reduced the number of homeless people.

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House Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee, November 3, 2015.

From Chairman Charles Boustany (R-LA): “What it shows is, in short, a mess.”

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