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.
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Marco Rubio's proposal to replace the current lump-sum EITC payment with a set of smaller installments would not serve the majority of EITC recipients say Edward Rodrigue and Isabel Sawhill.
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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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Co-Director, Center on Children and Families, Budgeting for National Priorities
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