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Min wg panel model

September 26th, 2018

I’ve got a piece in the WaPo today that presents findings from the model described in more detail here. What follows is for those who want the technical details of the data and model. As is unlike my wont, I make no effort to explain in layperson’s terms. The model is a panel of the… Read more

New Census data show that low-income people are responding as they always do to tight labor markets…by working!

September 12th, 2018

One of the particularly frustrating, fact-free aspects of the conservative push to add (or ramp up) work requirements in anti-poverty programs like Medicaid or SNAP is that low-income people who can do so are already working hard. Moreover, as the job market tightens, they respond to tightening conditions. Using the new Census data, Kathleen Bryant… Read more