From child care to inequality, welfare policy and equal rights, social policies determine the economic and social well-being of individuals and families. Brookings scholars explore how to design and implement social policies in order to reduce poverty, increase economic mobility and encourage responsibility and opportunity.
U.S. Poverty ›
February 10, 2016, Carol Graham
February 9, 2016, Isabel V. Sawhill
Working Poor ›
February 8, 2016, Vanessa Williamson
Opportunity and Well-being
Children and Families
Essays on Opportunity and the American Dream
2015, Richard V. Reeves, ed.
with a new preface by Alice Rivlin and foreword by Donna Shalala
2015, Alice M. Rivlin
2015, Barry P. Bosworth and Masahiro Kawai, eds.
How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy
2014, Jennifer Bradley and Bruce Katz
Obama's Fight for Rigor and Results in Social Policy
2014, Ron Haskins and Greg Margolis
How New Racial Demographics are Remaking America
2014, William H. Frey
Drifting into Sex and Parenthood without Marriage
2014, Isabel V. Sawhill
Reflections on the Upper Crust
2014, Darrell M. West
2014, Benjamin H. Harris and Melissa S. Kearney, eds.
2013, Diana Villiers Negroponte
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William A. Galston
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies
The Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in Governance Studies
Melissa S. Kearney
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
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