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May 6, 2024

How States and Communities Can Strengthen Marriages 

Family is the greatest source of social capital, providing the setting in which people grow, develop, and anchor their lives. Stable and healthy marriages are at the foundation of strong…

February 6, 2024

Research by a Top Biden Administration Economist Reinforces the Importance of Work Incentives in the Child Tax Credit and the Safety Net

…reforms would discourage work. Bastian’s new paper is his latest attempt to refute an important finding of my colleagues Kevin Corinth and Bruce Meyer and their coauthors. The CTC expansion…

January 30, 2024

How Sensitive Are Single Mothers’ Work Decisions to a Change in Incentives? Correcting Misperceptions of the Evidence

…see Winship (2022), p. 5 Chetty et al. (2013) 0.3-0.4 0.4-0.7 Y reported: Table 1; reanalyses of Eissa & Liebman and Meyer & Rosenbaum (below); single mothers revised: see Winship…

January 24, 2024

It’s National School Choice Week. Democrats: What Do You Think?

…alongside Marcus Brandon, executive director of CarolinaCAN and two-term state representative in North Carolina. Opposed to the motion are Graig Meyer, current North Carolina state senator, and Bethany Little, former education advisor to…

December 1, 2023

Making the Child Tax Credit “Fully Refundable” Converts It into Welfare Checks

…that paying adults the same benefit whether they work or not will result in fewer adults working. That’s what Kevin Corinth, Bruce Meyer, and their colleagues found would result from 2021’s CTC…

November 14, 2023

Did Child Poverty Really Increase Last Year?

…CTC expansion who argue that its expiration has increased hardship sharply, requiring that it be reenacted—this time permanently. However, a new report from Jeehoon Han, Bruce Meyer, and Jim Sullivan indicates that…

November 3, 2023

A Postcard from Ashkelon

…In Milwaukee, her counterpart as chapter president was one Golda Meyerson, later Golda Meier, who once slept at her house. The postcard came from a place very much on the…

October 25, 2023

The Freedom to Choose

When appraising American social cleavages, we should avoid lapsing into two unfortunate trends in conservative thinking: despair and polarization. In “Conservatism and Class,” Bruce Frohnen argues that conservatives should embrace class analysis albeit in…

October 24, 2023

Testimony: Hearing on Measuring Poverty

Chairman Smith, Subcommittee Chairman LaHood, Ranking Member Davis, and distinguished members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify. I am Bruce Meyer, McCormick Foundation Professor at the…