With the right policy choices, we can move the needle on poverty, expand the middle class, and put the American economy on an upward trajectory.
Charts New poverty and income data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census underscore that it is time to enact policies to create jobs, raise wages, and invest in family economic security.
When four in five Americans will experience at least one year of poverty, near poverty, unemployment, or the safety net during their working years, it’s time to rethink how we conceptualize poverty and update our nation’s social contract accordingly.
Issue Brief Successful anti-poverty solutions should be coordinated in a way that meets the needs of families and should build upon lessons learned from successful programs across the country. Efforts to improve the safety net should also be paired with broader reforms and investments to tackle the root causes of poverty.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s speech on safety net reforms is either an outgrowth of his budget plans to gut the safety net or it backtracks on his promise to balance the budget. But he can’t have it both ways.
Si el pasado es un prólogo, las propuestas más recientes del representante Paul Ryan sobre la pobreza exacerbarán la pobreza y la desigualdad. Pero hay opciones políticas alternativas y eficaces para hacer crecer la clase media.
If past is prologue, Rep. Paul Ryan’s latest poverty proposals will exacerbate poverty and inequality. But there are alternative, effective policy options to grow the middle class.
An outline of the policies that could help families that live in poverty or on its brink.
The net incomes of four of the largest low-wage employers, Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, Yum! Brands, and Target, represent five times the amount of cost savings in SNAP resulting from a minimum wage hike to $10.10.
The new supplemental poverty data should give legislators pause as they consider cuts to nutrition assistance in Farm Bill negotiations.
Half in Ten analyzes the nation's progress toward cutting poverty in half in 10 years, tracking progress along several indicators of success.