A PowerPoint by Fellow Stefani DeLuca on poverty and housing policy.READ MORE
The education reform debate is dominated by efforts to make high-poverty schools work better, but this report suggests that a more promising strategy involves providing low-income families a chance to live in more-advantaged neighborhoods, where their children can attend low-poverty public schools.READ MORE
Bernard Wasow analyzes the causes of slow wage growth and looks at which Americans are losing out because of it. First published in July 2004, this publication was updated in May 2008.READ MORE
Poor Excuses examines how, after strong economic growth in the 1990s, poverty in America has been on the rise since 2000. This Reality Check traces the root of the problem back to areas of concentrated poverty that exacerbate the situation by disconnecting their residents from the job market and providing substandard schools. The authors find that the best remedy to this problem is the reversal of recent government efforts to curtail programs that assist the poor. Published in 2004, this publication was updated in May 2008.READ MORE
Anthony Carnevale and Stephen Rose conclude that race-sensitive affirmative action policies should be retained and expanded to include low-income students.READ MORE
In recent decades, and especially since 2000, the richest Americans have enjoyed soaring income and wealth while the rest of the population's living standards have stagnated. The Century Foundation was one of the first institutions to raise serious concerns about these trends and propose ideas for improving economic conditions for all Americans- not just the fortunate few.
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