Charts Much has changed in the 50 years since the War on Poverty. To build an economy that works for all Americans, we need to update our social contract to reflect 21st century realities.
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.
Modernizing overtime rules would kickstart our economy in the short term and help us invest in human capital in the long term.
As Congress explores strategies for boosting economic security and mobility, subsidized jobs are an effective tool for employing those left behind by the labor market.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Legalized abortion has helped vulnerable women realize the promise of the War on Poverty.
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.
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.