Poverty

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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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A group of respected academics and commentators join Brad Wilcox and Robert Lerman for a discussion of Wilcox and Lerman’s new AEI report, “For richer, for poorer: How family structures economic success in America”

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Something peculiar is happening to our nation’s food assistance program.

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Half a decade after the Great Recession, too many Americans are not earning their way out of poverty.

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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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Please join us for a presentation and panel discussion about how the free enterprise system creates opportunities for individuals to lead productive, fulfilling lives that contribute to the flourishing of all. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the featured book.

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Marriage is important in social mobility–unfortunately it isn’t doing so well.

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The poverty statistics that the Census Bureau released earlier this week exclude the homeless. How can we ever really win the war on poverty if we don’t even count some of the worst off among us? It’s time to add the homeless to the national conversation

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Today’s Census Bureau Report shows a decline in family poverty from 2012 to 2013. If the United States can sustain or even reduce the share of children being born outside of marriage, we may see even better news emerging on the family-poverty front.

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Please join us for a luncheon event in which our panel will discuss what conservatives can learn from how liberals talk and think about the safety net and where free-market economics, federalism, and social responsibility intersect to lift people out of poverty.

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Publicity-seeking ‘live in poverty’ stunts ignore the realities faced by the actual poor.

 

 

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MadameNoire.com spoke with Aparna Mathur to learn more about single motherhood and its impacts on economic mobility and wealth.

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We need to ensure that the actions that we take in creating job opportunities end in positive results and provide paths to consistent, long-term employment. While subsidized jobs programs may produce those results for some individuals in some job sectors, they are not the panacea for Americans seeking full time employment.

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