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Representation in data is important for improving equity in access to social services for Asian Americans.
A proposal in the Farm Bill reauthorization could help families that rely on SNAP to pay for food.
What would it take to dramatically increase mobility from poverty?
Urban Institute analysis finds that 7.9 million SNAP participants would be subject to proposed work requirements.
The evidence suggests that asset limits are detrimental to the financial security of low-income Americans.
There is bipartisan agreement that TANF could better support low-income children and their parents.
Only 1.4 million families with children receive support from TANF, though 8 million families with children live in poverty.
Yesterday’s release of the farm bill included a proposal to toughen work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Many recipients of federal aid programs are already working or face challenges to joining the labor force.
The Eviction Lab recently unveiled a new dataset compiled from court eviction filings and judgments across the US, dating back to 2000.

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