AEI’s Perspectives on Opportunity is a policy report series published by the Center on Opportunity and Social Mobility (COSM). Contributions to this series include empirical and theoretical analysis of issues related to opportunity in the United States and evidence-based policy proposals to expand opportunity, promote upward mobility, and strengthen social capital. COSM Deputy Director Kevin Corinth is the editor of Perspectives on Opportunity.
January 12, 2024
While some have declared that short-term guaranteed income demonstrations (patterned on universal basic income schemes) are working almost universally, such cheerleading misses a major drawback: the enormous costs that would arise if such programs operated at a national level, as proponents intend.
October 12, 2023
In this report, Howard Husock examines funding for the largest federal grant programs for 2020–22, focusing on grants-in-aid that do not fully adjust for population change.
July 26, 2023
Conventional analyses indicate an increase in male earnings of 19 percent, without accounting for taxes, and an increase of 34 percent after taxes. For the broader group including all full-time workers, the after-tax increase was 53 percent.
May 01, 2023
SNAP reforms should focus on not only reducing hunger but also improving employment and nutrition.