Poverty and Inequality

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Policy Basics

Reducing poverty and inequality and improving opportunity are major national challenges.  

We analyze economic developments affecting low- and moderate-income Americans, including trends in poverty and income inequality. In addition, we analyze the extent to which economic security programs reduce poverty and racial inequities and help children succeed.

Build Back Better Reduces Racial Disparities

The House Build Back Better (BBB) legislation takes important steps to address racial disparities rooted in this nation’s long history of racism and discrimination, which has created large gaps...