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If You Care about Economic Growth, Feed a Fast Food Worker

David Rolf, SEIU Healthcare 775NW - Posted June 17, 2014

Building a Better EITC

Isabel Sawhill and Quentin Karpilow, The Brookings Institution - Posted June 10, 2014

Making Unemployment Insurance Work Better for Low-Wage Families

Claire McKenna, National Employment Law Project - Posted June 2, 2014

California Law Protects Uninsured Patients from High Hospital Charges

Glenn Melnick and Katya Fonkych, University of Southern California - Posted May 27, 2014

Poverty Is Worse for Children than Gestational Cocaine Exposure

Hallam Hurt, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia - Posted May 19, 2014

Payday Lending Regulation Can Help Narrow the Wealth Gap

Wade Henderson, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Posted May 12, 2014

To Help Low-Wage Working Women, Make College Affordable

Sarah Labadie, Women Employed - Posted May 5, 2014

The Racial Biases of the Welfare System

Joe Soss, University of Minnesota - Posted April 28, 2014

Meeting the Overlooked Challenges of Nonstandard Work Schedules

María E. Enchautegui, Urban Institute - Posted April 22, 2014

The Importance of Tax Policy in the Fight against Poverty

Ali Mickelson, Colorado Fiscal Institute - Posted April 14, 2014

Paid Sick Days in Connecticut Not a Burden for Employers

Eileen Appelbaum, Center for Economic and Policy Research - Posted April 7, 2014

Address Working Poverty by Promoting Work Hour Security in Low-Wage Hourly Jobs

Anna Haley-Lock, Charlotte Alexander, and Nantiya Ruan - Posted on March 31, 2014

The President’s Budget Proposal: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Thomas L. Hungerford, Economic Policy Institute - Posted on March 25, 2014

Obama’s 2015 Budget: The Good and the Bad

Alex Brill, American Enterprise Institute - Posted March 17, 2014

The Importance of the Housing Finance System to America’s Low-Income Families

Julia Gordon and David Sanchez, Center for American Progress - Posted March 10, 2014

Health Reform’s Medicaid Expansion: Politics vs. Progress

Kathy Ko Chin, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum - Posted March 3, 2014

The American Dream and Moving Up

Dr. William Elliott III, University of Kansas - Posted February 25, 2014

Housing Supply, Simply the Most Important Issue in Fighting Poverty

Mark Calabria, Cato Institute - Posted February 18, 2014

Improving Education for Students with Learning Disabilities Living in Poverty

SallyAnn Giess, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association - Posted February 10, 2014

Our Tax System Should Be a Tool to Fight Poverty—But Instead It’s Pushing People into It

Matt Gardner, Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy - Posted February 3, 2014

Making Economic Mobility a Priority

Erin Currier, The Pew Charitable Trusts - Posted January 27, 2014

Beating the “Poverty Trap”

Tom Petri, U.S. House of Representatives - Posted January 21, 2014

Let’s Invest in Our Future: Policy Options to Reduce Child Poverty in America

John Iceland, Penn State University - Posted January 13, 2014

Fighting Poverty: The Progress Made and Challenges Ahead

Jason Furman, Council of Economic Advisers - Posted January 8, 2014

Waging War on Poverty: What We Learn about Historical Trends Using the Supplemental Poverty Measure

Liana Fox, Irv Garfinkel, Neeraj Kaushal, Jane Waldfogel, and Christopher Wimer, Columbia University - Posted January 8, 2014