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State and nonprofit leaders discuss successes and challenges in improving reentry for prisoners and reducing recidivism.
Ensuring that all people who want to work are working will reduce poverty.
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.
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.
One way to break the cycle of poverty nationally is to break the poverty of opportunity locally.
It is possible that spending will return to historical post-recession levels, but it seems fairly clear that it has not happened yet.
The stickiness of the official poverty measure suggests that new approaches are needed, and science may have an answer.
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.
President Obama’s recently proposed overtime provisions are not likely to be beneficial for workers.