Nearly 20 percent of America’s children–and 13 percent of all Americans–live in poverty. Although the nation has made some progress against poverty, particularly among the elderly and female-headed families, a great deal remains to be done to move people out of poverty and up the ladder towards the middle class.
REUTERS/Jim Bourg - A crowd gathers on West North Avenue during a rally in Baltimore, Maryland May 2, 2015. Hundreds of people took to the streets of Baltimore on Saturday as anger over the death of a young black man turned to hopes for change following swift criminal charges against six police officers.
Baltimore and beyond: Creating opportunity in places
May 21, 2015
On May 21, the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program hosted a forum, featuring hands-on experts to reflect on promising practices to help young people and families in distressed communities participate in an advanced economy that works for all.
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May 15, 2015, Fred Dews
May 15, 2015, Jennifer S. Vey and Alan Berube
May 14, 2015, Richard V. Reeves
May 12, 2015, Amy Liu
May 11, 2015, Alan Berube and Brad McDearman
May 7, 2015, Jennifer S. Vey
May 7, 2015, Emily Cuddy, Joanna Venator and Richard V. Reeves
April 14, 2015, Alan Berube
April 14, 2015, Edward Rodrigue and Isabel V. Sawhill
April 7, 2015, Richard V. Reeves
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It’s the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, yet suburbia is home to the largest and fastest growing poor population in the country.
Elizabeth Kneebone and Alan Berube offer anti-poverty strategies that work region-wide.
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