Join AEI for a conversation with one of the pioneers of the social enterprise movement about her experiences fighting poverty on the frontlines.
An update on AEI’s Poverty Studies team and their recent research on bipartisan methods of reducing poverty, encouraging work, and assisting America’s most vulnerable.
Georgetown University’s Harry Holzer and ICF’s Brent Orrell discuss bipartisan reform proposals to increase work rates among men.
Women remain both less likely to be in the labor force and less likely to work at least half the year than their male counterparts. And while it is well known that women have higher poverty rates compared to men, even among those who work at least half the year, women are more likely to be in poverty.
Today, more than seven million men between the ages of 25 and 54 in America are out of the labor force. While this decline of work is well-known and meticulously covered, no one has offered a pragmatic solution — until now. AEI Scholar Robert Doar, Brookings Institution economist Harry J. Holzer, and ICF International Vice President Brent Orrell address the issue of these nonworking men in a proposed plan that pulls ideas from both the right and left.
While many have described the problems of declining work among less-educated men in America, there have been few proposed solutions to a crisis affecting millions of men.
Work activity among prime-age (25 to 54) men in America has declined precipitously, leaving seven million or more working-age men in the US outside the labor force.
Homeless assistance programs constitute the safety net of last resort for individuals and families who have fallen through all the cracks.
Peter Schuck joined the show to discuss his new book, “One Nation Undecided: Clear Thinking about Five Issues that Divide Us.”
Low-income housing assistance is fertile ground for reforms thatwould provide better outcomes with less public spending.
New research indicates that young millennials, who many assumed would be torchbearers for a more progressive approach to family life, actually take a more traditional view of family arrangements than Generation Xers and baby boomers when they were young adults. Young adults are more likely to embrace traditional attitudes about male breadwinning, female homemaking and male authority in the home.