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.
5 Things We Can Do to Cut Poverty Today
Video Economic inequality is rising and one in six Americans live in poverty. Here are five concrete steps we can take to significantly reduce poverty today.
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.
The War on Poverty: Then and Now
Report Fifty years after the launch of the War on Poverty, it’s time to apply our lessons learned to today’s economic and social challenges to usher in a new era of shared prosperity.
50 Years After LBJ’s War on Poverty
Report A major new study of public attitudes about poverty, work, and economic opportunity reveals that many Americans remain in economic hardship and desire new efforts to provide low-income families with good paying jobs, greater access to education, and more supportive communities to raise their children.
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.
Ending Poverty in a Generation: The Post-2015 Development Agenda
CAP Chair John Podesta delivers a speech at Georgetown University.
No Place Like Home
Report In our efforts to end homelessness, we must continue to provide affordable rental housing and comprehensive support to individuals and families facing poverty.
Achieving Better Results for Families
Report Child support enforcement reform should focus on customer-oriented approaches to achieve better results for American families.