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December 1, 2023

Red States Can Lead the Way on Marriage and Fatherhood

…policy-makers, even those on the left, that dads make a difference. The most prominent example is Brookings Institution fellow Richard Reeves, who acknowledges in his 2022 book Of Boys and Men that…

November 30, 2023

A Valuable New Perspective on America’s War on Poverty

…an Absolute Full-Income Poverty Measure” by Richard V. Burkhauser (Cornell University), Kevin Corinth (University of Chicago), James Elwell (Joint Committee on Taxation), and Jeff Larrimore (Federal Reserve Board). They try…

November 30, 2023

Evaluating the Success of the War on Poverty since 1963 Using an Absolute Full-Income Poverty Measure

Abstract We evaluate progress in the War on Poverty as President Lyndon B. Johnson defined it, which established a 20% baseline poverty rate and adopted an absolute standard. While the…

November 17, 2023

Male Malaise Is Not Just About ‘the Culture’

…Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do About It, social scientist Richard V. Reeves explained that boys are falling well behind their female peers. “There are very big gaps in terms…

November 13, 2023

Family’s Place in America’s Social Fabric

The family is arguably the most basic building block of community life.[i] But even as Americans continue to say their own families are centrally important in their lives[ii], family life…

October 27, 2023

What liberals don’t understand about men and marriage

…father in the early 1960s, today only about 51% have that privilege. In the face of what seems like a fraying father-marriage bond, some left-leaning men’s advocates like Richard Reeves would like…

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 12, 2023

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

…Kevin Corinth, Deputy Director, Center on Opportunity and Social Mobility, AEI 12:00 p.m. Q&A 12:15 p.m. Lunch 12:30 p.m. Presentation 1: The History of Poverty Measurement Presenter: Richard Burkhauser, Nonresident Senior…

August 28, 2023

Here’s a Kind of Job-Training Program That Works

…replicate the approaches and spirit of the successful models. A new AEI report on this topic—written by Garrett Yursza Warfield of Year Up, Richard Hendra and Kelsey Schaberg of the nonprofit MDRC,…

August 3, 2023

Expanding Economic Opportunities Through Evidence-Based Sector Training

…the federal government and by creating policies that promote fidelity and allow sufficient time for results to be analyzed. In the first report, Scaling the Impact of Sector-Based Employment Strategies, Richard