February 2, 2020
About 1.1 billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty in the last 25 years. Broad-based growth is the most important source of poverty reduction.
April 2, 2019
Over 9 million children lived below the poverty line in 2015. Evidence-based solutions could make a substantial difference in the rate of child poverty.
January 20, 2021
A focus on income poverty alone will overlook the precarious economic conditions related to low levels of wealth and their impact on children’s life chances.
November 13, 2018
Tax policy and the social safety net play a role in mitigating inequality, but policy in these areas has not shifted to address the widening U.S. income gap.
May 10, 2018
Not only are disproportionate amounts of income accruing to the top end of the income distribution, it is also accruing disproportionately to a few race groups.
February 26, 2023
J. Bradford DeLong discusses why despite the material progress of the last 150 years, the utopia that people in earlier, more materially dire periods believed would come about, remains elusive.
June 18, 2023
The U.S. bills itself as a land of opportunity, where socio-economic advancement depend on ability, and drive, rather than circumstances into which one is born. But is this characterization accurate?
May 28, 2023
A discussion with Arline Geronimus on the consequences of chronic stress among black, and poor Americans, especially as it relates to maternal and infant health.