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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.
Public school teachers must contribute to a retirement plan that denies them a fair return. It may not be unconstitutional, but it sure seems unfair.
President Obama’s fiscal 2017 budget to be released tomorrow will include a wage insurance program, but it’s missing some important details.

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.

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.

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