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Poverty Studies

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SNAP and other federal food assistance programs already help millions of families. But for those who still struggle to afford adequate food, reforming SNAP could provide the help they need.

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Representatives Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) discuss reforms to the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) followed by an expert panel that will assess the advantages and disadvantages of the CDCTC as compared to other forms of child assistance.

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Join AEI for a presentation by photojournalist Chris Arnade, followed by a discussion with early-childhood expert Katharine Stevens on the challenges facing families in “forgotten America.”

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By encouraging work and allowing state innovation, Verma is charting a new path for our biggest social safety net program.

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Martha’s Table CEO and former Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Patty Stonesifer visits AEI for a conversation on how nonprofit organizations can help Americans from all backgrounds achieve the American dream.

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Monday November 13th at AEI, Chris Arnade will give a keynote address on his travels, presenting his latest photography and sharing what he’s learned. Listening to our fellow citizens isn’t a partisan issue; it’s a human and American one.

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Recent books and political trends have brought the social and economic hardships of rural America into the public eye. Academic scholars and policy experts provide their analyses of contemporary rural poverty and attendant public policies aimed at addressing it.

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In multiple policy areas, there is immense potential for all levels of government to harness the power of data to maximize the impact of taxpayer dollars and improve services for the public. Much of the country’s administrative data is underappreciated, underdeveloped, and underused.

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Democrats and Republicans can’t agree on much these days, but there was a bright spot for bipartisanship recently. Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Democratic Senator Patty Murray joined together to praise the recommendations of the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission, which they launched last year.

 

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Three conservative experts on American welfare — Robert Rector, Ron Haskins, and Wade Horn — join AEI’s Robert Doar to assess the Trump administration’s work thus far and what direction they see it going in next.

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In a time when poor Americans are often viewed as burdensome and unnecessary, we must restore a moral consensus around the equal dignity of all people.

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Middle-income tax relief is important, but so is helping the most vulnerable — low-income working families and their children. The benefits of helping the poorest children will be well worth it.

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Less than half of poor Americans age 18 to 55 (just 26 percent) and 39 percent of working-class Americans are currently married.

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A recent report studying the effects of increasing the EITC for childless adults showed disappointing results for one of the program’s chief aims: helping non-working men return to the workforce.

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Democrats should return to their original proposal and work with Republicans to enact a bill that expands the Child Care Development Block Grant program.

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