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October 27, 2023

Food Insecurity in the US and Inflation

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released its annual report on household food security—a survey that measures whether US households have “access at all times to enough food for an active,…

October 17, 2023

Understanding Poverty Measurement

…in the United States. Angela Rachidi began by exploring the meaning of poverty, outlining the most fundamental decisions in measuring it and describing how different measures address those decisions. Richard…

September 20, 2023

Do Two Parents Matter More Than Ever?

…Dronkers, Jaap, Matthijs Kalmijn, and Michael Wagner. “Causes and Consequences of Divorce: Cross-National and Cohort Differences, an Introduction to This Special Issue.” European Sociological Review 22, no. 5 (2006): 479–81. 5.Angela Chen,…

September 19, 2023

House Budget Plan Proposes Commonsense Welfare Changes

…Several policies would promote higher levels of work among welfare recipients, which is especially necessary while benefit rolls remain elevated despite plentiful job openings. According to recent research by our AEI colleague Angela Rachidi, less than one-third of households collecting SNAP…

September 18, 2023

Overregulated Childcare: Wisconsin’s 2023-’25 Biennial Budget and the Path Ahead

Wisconsin’s legislative budget session ended in July 2023 with an increase in childcare funding in the 2023-’25 biennial budget. However, the final budget did not include $340 million requested by…

September 12, 2023

Measuring Poverty: The New Census Estimates and the Future of Poverty Measurement

…New Census Income and Poverty Estimates for 2022 Panelists: Angela Rachidi, Rowe Scholar, AEI Matt Weidinger, Rowe Scholar, AEI Scott Winship, Director, Center on Opportunity and Social Mobility, AEI Moderator:…

September 6, 2023

Working from Home Has Increased More Modestly Than Many Believe

…pre-pandemic surveys to which it links its estimates are not comparable to the SWAA. As one of us (Winship) explained in a report on food hardship with Angela Rachidi, linking…

August 9, 2023

The CTC Work Incentive Works

The expiration of the American Rescue Plan Act at the end of 2021 brought with it the end of the fully refundable Child Tax Credit (CTC). The CTC has since…

July 17, 2023

Testimony: The Child Tax Credit: 25 Years Later

Chairman Bennet, Ranking Member Thune, and subcommittee members, thank you for the opportunity to testify. My name is Angela Rachidi and I am a Senior Fellow on poverty and opportunity…

July 12, 2023

Employment in SNAP: Setting the Record Straight

Skeptics of work requirements in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) often argue that most families receiving SNAP benefits are already working. A recent NBCNews article, for example, claimed that four…