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Finding a way to pay for additional programs for the poor – such as EITC expansions, child care improvements, and job-training programs – will be difficult without addressing the current spending trajectory for Medicaid and SNAP.

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AEI Fellow Robert Doar sits down with us this week to discuss poverty, welfare, and why the family is so important.

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America’s churches have grown weakest in some of the communities that need them most: poor and working-class communities across the country.

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The topic of how to try and end poverty in the United States is one that has gone unnoticed within the GOP for many years. Or rather, that is how it was until AEI president Arthur Brooks started addressing the issue, with the result of practically all Republican presidential candidates looking into what the answer might be.

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We need an educational system that brings children, with all combinations of assets and deficits, to adulthood having identified things they enjoy doing and having learned how to do them well.

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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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The federal government spent $65.2 billion on the EITC in FY 2014, of which 27.2% or $17.7 billion were improper.

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W. Bradford Wilcox reviews Robert Putnam’s new book, “Our Kids,” in which Putnam argues that children’s access to the core institutions that foster their development—strong families, strong schools, strong communities—is increasingly separate and unequal.

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With little public attention, the Obama administration has been changing America’s child-support enforcement. The most recent Census Bureau report found that in 2011 fewer than 50% of single mothers had child-support orders—down from almost 60% in 2003.

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Why will the disability insurance program become insolvent next year?

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