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Attacking Poverty and Inequality

In the late 1990s, Congress and President Clinton collaborated on bi-partisan legislation that led to a substantial decline in child poverty in the United States – especially in African-American communities.  Ron Haskins explains that the next president should reinvigorate the fight against poverty through increasing benefits while requiring more personal responsibility.

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Attacking Poverty and Inequality, by Ron Haskins and Isabell V. Sawhill

Watch Brookings experts discuss provocative issues with ABC News senior White House correspondent Martha Raddatz in Opportunity 08’s On the Issues series. The video dialogues will examine the topics that are important to our nation and the world and are shaping the presidential campaign.

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