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The link between race and debt sustains even after accounting for area income, unemployment, levels of education, and home values, all of which explain why some places seem to struggle more with paying bills than others.
Data on police and public encounters isn't always clear, but several studies provide insight on how race might influence the outcomes.
A black child who grew up in poverty in the late 1960s was twice as likely as a white child who grew up in poverty to also be poor as an adult.
The official poverty rate in 2014 stood at 14.8 percent, virtually the same level as in 1966. Confronting poverty is daunting. But we can make real progress if we choose to.
Between single-family homes and rental apartments, the United States still doesn’t have enough housing to adequately meet demand.
How can we support the public and policymakers as they work to create a country that is rid of these horrific events—a country where black lives truly matter?
The event is an opportunity to demonstrate global leadership in an increasingly isolationist moment.
Police shootings of citizens and citizen attacks on police are distinct problems, but the four distinct tragedies we've recently witnessed have required that we discuss them together.
The shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police the week of July 3, followed by the shootings of police in Dallas, Texas, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, shook many communities, including our own.
Early childhood education is critical for healthy growth and development, but many children don't receive the programs they need. Pay for success can help scale programs that work.

Elevating the 2016 Debate

2016 ANALYSIS

Elevating the 2016 Debate

A resource for anyone seeking objective evidence with which to interpret presidential candidates’ policy promises, claims, and arguments.

How Can We Reduce Poverty and Increase Opportunity?

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How Can We Reduce Poverty and Increase Opportunity?

More than 48 million Americans, including one in six children, live in poverty. How can we do better?

From Protest to Policy

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From Protest to Policy

Our researchers offer evidence-based solutions to some of the problems faced by poor, mostly minority communities in Baltimore and other US cities.

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