Poverty Studies

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Covering a story about society and culture? Here’s the latest from AEI’s Society and Culture experts.

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Working on a poverty story today? Here’s the latest from AEI experts on today’s poverty stories.

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State and nonprofit leaders discuss successes and challenges in improving reentry for prisoners and reducing recidivism.

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Ensuring that all people who want to work are working will reduce poverty.

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AEI’s scholars in poverty studies examine the House Ways and Means Committee’s proposed reforms to TANF and lay out their agreements and disagreements.

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President Obama’s recently proposed rule for overtime pay is well-intentioned, but it has the unfortunate potential to harm the very workers it intends to help.

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One way to break the cycle of poverty nationally is to break the poverty of opportunity locally.

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It is possible that spending will return to historical post-recession levels, but it seems fairly clear that it has not happened yet.

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The stickiness of the official poverty measure suggests that new approaches are needed, and science may have an answer.

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Benefit cliffs – steep drops in means-tested benefits when income crosses a certain eligibility threshold – send the wrong message about work and likely decrease work effort.

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President Obama’s recently proposed overtime provisions are not likely to be beneficial for workers.

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