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Housing instability can lead to frequent school moves, high rates of absenteeism, and low test scores among children. Housing affects almost everything.
Maine Governor Paul LePage recently asserted that SNAP participants use their benefits on junk food, but the choice between eating healthily or not isn’t just about preference.
The full realization of women’s economic potential is essential for achieving the ambitious United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which will drive the global development agenda until 2030.
Fathers living in deep poverty with high hurdles to finding steady, minimum-wage jobs might not realize they are eligible to receive cash assistance from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
House Speaker Paul Ryan's poverty plan signals progress toward more evidence-based policies, but a few questions remain.
For low-income families, some opportunities like better jobs or high-quality schools can be nearly impossible to reach without access to a privately owned vehicle.
Between 36 and 40 percent of SNAP applicants with children reported experiencing an emergency during the application process that could have been avoided or reduced if they had gotten their benefits more quickly.
Supply will eventually catch up as builders start work on more new houses, but the gap is expected to grow for several years even if household formation doesn't.
Some predict that the majority of children born after 2000 will live to 100 or more. But our careers, social programs, and choices reflect demographic patterns of a time when the average life span was much shorter than it is now.
Chicago is using pay-for-success financing to expand preschool for low-income students. But Illinois's failure to pass a state budget could disrupt the project and many students' lives.

Elevating the 2016 Debate

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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?

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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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