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In Poverty and Health Debates, Adults Without College Degrees Have Most to Lose

February 16, 2017

With the potential this year for substantial cuts in poverty reduction programs and the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) repeal, people without a bachelor’s...

Whites Without College Degree Are Largest Group of Working-Age Adults Lifted Above Poverty Line by Safety Net

Safety Net Cut Poverty Nearly in Half Last Year

September 14, 2016

Safety net programs cut the poverty rate nearly in half in 2015, lifting 38 million people — including 8 million children — above the poverty line, our analysis of Census data released yesterday finds.

Safety Net Cut Poverty Rate Nearly in Half in 2015

Poorest Children in Single-Mother Families Got Poorer Under Welfare Reform

August 25, 2016

With the 1996 welfare law in the news this week on its 20th anniversary, our new report finds that the poorest children in single-mother families grew poorer between 1995 and 2005 — the best period to examine the law’s impact, as the economy was...

For Children of Single Mothers, Income Fell for Poorest Tenth

Safety Net’s Anti-Poverty Effectiveness Has Grown Nearly Ten-Fold Since 1967

January 4, 2016

The safety net was nearly ten times more effective at reducing poverty in 2014 as in 1967, new data show.

Safety Net's Effectiveness at Reducing Poverty Has Grown Nearly Ten-Fold Since 1967

Safety Net Cut Poverty Nearly in Half in 2014

November 3, 2015

With the House Ways and Means Committee holding a hearing today on the safety net (at which CBPP President Robert Greenstein will testify), here’s something policymakers should consider: safety net programs cut the poverty rate nearly in half...

Safety Net Cut Poverty Nearly in Half in 2014

The Safety Net’s Strengths and Limits

September 2, 2015

With poverty in the news — including a major new book on the rise of extreme poverty and the Census Bureau’s upcoming release of the latest poverty figures — our...

Correcting for Underreporting Shows Even Bigger Safety Net Impact

Safety Net Cut Poverty Nearly in Half Last Year, New Census Data Show

October 16, 2014

Safety net programs cut the poverty rate nearly in half in 2013, our analysis of Census data released today finds, lifting 39 million people — including more than 8 million children — out of poverty.  The data highlight the effectiveness of cash assistance...

Tomorrow’s Poverty Numbers Will Help Measure Strength of Safety Net

October 15, 2014

The Census Bureau will release poverty statistics tomorrow that will allow us to determine how well the safety net reduced poverty in 2013.  Our analysis of figures released last year showed that the safety net cut the poverty rate nearly in half in 2012, from 29.1 percent to 16.0 percent (see graph).
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Income Inequality Remains at Historic High, Census Data Show

September 18, 2014

Income inequality remained near a record high in 2013 by several measures the Census Bureau released earlier this week, with data going back to 1967. The principal Census summary measure of household income inequality, known as the “Gini coefficient,” was not statistically different from the...

High-Income Households Receive Growing Share of Nation's Income

Tomorrow's Poverty Data Will Give Only Partial Picture

September 15, 2014

As our preview of tomorrow’s Census release of 2013 poverty data explains, the official poverty statistics are based on pre-tax cash income, so they omit support like SNAP (formerly food stamps) and rental subsidies, as well as tax-based assistance...

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