The president outlines a bold action plan to cut poverty and bring millions of families into the middle class.
Issue Brief It’s hard to imagine what poor families will do and how the nation can reasonably reduce poverty should the federal government continue to slash budgets for critical programs.
It is in our nation’s best interest to make sure that all of our workers can be productive members of our country’s workforce and also take care of their own health or the health of their loved ones.
Report Ending U.S. childhood hunger and U.S. hunger in general is not only the right thing to do—it’s the smart thing to do to advance our national interest.
Today is Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day—and now is the time to get the facts on one of the most important tax credits that ensures that work pays for working families.
Instead of spending billions of dollars on trimming our bellies, let’s shed our nation of homelessness.
The Center for American Progress responds to the 2011 National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households.
The House bill allows sensible reforms to the earned income and child tax credits to expire while continuing tax cuts that benefit the wealthiest Americans.
Balancing the federal budget on the backs of poor and middle-class families lacks soundness and fairness.
Half in Ten analyzes the nation's progress toward cutting poverty in half in 10 years, tracking progress along several indicators of success.
New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau show that we can’t let our safety net programs expire or go unfunded in the end-of-year fiscal negotiations in Congress.
The mainstream media’s silence on these interrelated issues contributes to the starvation of millions both here and abroad.
A poverty-reduction strategy focusing on marriage addresses a symptom but doesn’t solve the problem.
The number of uninsured Americans drops for the first time in four years but even greater gains are to come when the health law is fully in place.
Today’s new data on poverty reveal that the share of people living in poverty stabilized and that government programs to alleviate hardship are working.