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Borrowers who become disabled can have their loans discharged, but they must pay income taxes associated with the amount forgiven.
The gender pay gap is frequently dismissed by statistically removing the chief determinant of wages in a market economy: the type of work you do.
Each year, roughly one in four American families will face an “income shock,” like losing a job or experiencing a sudden health or work limitation.
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.
The policy solutions arising out of public discourse about student debt would help many well-off, highly educated young adults but fail to solve the problems of struggling former students.
Americans may be living longer and healthier lives, but financial health in later years has become more and more uncertain.
Given that 77 million Americans have debt in collections, regulatory and policy changes need to seriously address this issue.
Experts in the Partnership gathered for the first time last month in Bedford-Stuyvesant to reframe how society thinks and talks about people experiencing poverty.
Seventy percent of people in the United States are born at the bottom of the income ladder and never make it to the middle class. Could strategic philanthropy help move the needle?
The US Women's National Team's suit presents an interesting case study in the dynamics of the gender pay gap—an issue that extends beyond soccer.

The Future of Federal Antipoverty Programs

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The Future of Federal Antipoverty Programs

How will transformative policy changes affect millions of American families?

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Beyond the Numbers

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Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Beyond the Numbers

Many Asian Americans are often overlooked in research on ethnic disparities.

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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