Improving Economic Opportunity
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.
The Ryan Budget in Sheep’s Clothing?
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.
The Speech Rep. Ryan Should Give
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.
Missing the Point
Report The harmful impacts of the Washington football team’s name are part of a much larger problem in our country, and one in which local, state, and federal education agencies can make a difference.
One Storm Shy of Despair
Report President Obama and his State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience have an opportunity to reduce extreme weather and other climate change risks to low-income families and to create resilient, safe, and equitable communities that will allow all Americans to prosper.
Social Security Disability Insurance
Issue Brief Social Security Disability Insurance has been a core pillar of our nation’s Social Security system for nearly six decades, offering critical protection when Americans need it most.
Universal Credit: A Primer
Issue Brief The United Kingdom’s overhaul of its social safety net, known as the Universal Credit, raises many concerns, and policymakers should be cautious about considering it as a model for reforming the U.S. system.
Moving the War on Poverty Forward
Issue Brief A new study about how Millennials view federal anti-poverty efforts finds that they are more likely than older Americans to face direct economic problems.
The Legacy of Roe v. Wade and the War on Poverty
Legalized abortion has helped vulnerable women realize the promise of the War on Poverty.
Coming Together on Behalf of Unemployed Americans
Income inequality seems set to become the hot-button issue of the new year, as politicians and citizens alike turn their attention to the unemployed.
Resetting the Poverty Debate: State of the States 2013
A new Half in Ten report examines the annual indicators of economic security and opportunity at the state-by-state level. The bottom line: Low-income families in states across the country are suffering from too many years of reckless efforts to reduce the federal deficit.