Yes, that title puts not too fine a point on it. But I stand by that claim. I stand by it in the cross-section. I stand by it over time. I stand by it with a fox…I stand by it in a box…whoops…ignore that last bit. As my CBPP colleague Danilo Trisi shows in a… Read more
Where the “hole” is wage stagnation. Over at PostEverything.
Just did this online session–TalkPoverty LIVE!–as part of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress. Rebecca Vallas hosted and Jodie Levin-Epstein and Daryl Atkinson offered many good ideas about anti-poverty policies. Check it out.
If you will take a brief amble with me through some budget weeds, I assure you it will be in your interest. Even people who pay some attention to such things don’t know that an important work-support for low-income families is scheduled to expire at the end of 2017. I’m talking about parts of the… Read more
They’re out and I’ve got an extensive analysis up at PostEverything. For here, some highlights. –The poverty rate fell more than I expected last year–down half-a-percentage point from 15% in 2012 to 14.5% in 2013. It was fully driven by a sharp decline in child poverty rate, which fell almost two percentage points, from 21.8%… Read more