Poverty

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We are supposed to revel in gift-giving and generosity, yet the season’s lavishness and commercialization leave many people cold. The underlying contradiction runs throughout modern life.

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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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What happens to people who win the lottery? And what should they (and the rest of us) know about money?

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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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The number of families with children headed up by married couples has fallen markedly over the past 30 years. This trend is worrisome because family structure is highly correlated with many measures of economic mobility.

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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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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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