SPECIAL TOPICPoverty Studies
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Low-income Americans are struggling. Poverty has risen, the work participation rate is at its lowest point since the 1970s, and median incomes have stagnated. AEI’s work on poverty seeks to reverse that trend by enhancing opportunity for low-income Americans. From safety net policy to education and family policy, AEI aims to provide pathbreaking work on the root causes of poverty, and the policy changes that most effectively address them. This page contains an up-to-date selection of content from AEI’s scholarly community. 

WAR ON POVERTY
Building on what works, reforming what doesn't
ROOM TO GROW
Employment policies to get Americans working again
THE GREAT SOCIETY AT 50
The triumph and the tragedy