Impact University: Economics of Poverty


Trends with Benefits >

Hale County, Alabama, has a surprising secret: nearly a quarter of its population is living off of disability. What this means, why it is happening, and what it says about the state of the nation, are surprising answers.


Why Some People Love Tax Day >

The Earned Income Tax Credit has been widely hailed as the federal government's most successful anti-poverty program. It is certainly the largest -- redistributing about $60 billion from wealthier Americans to the working poor every year.


The Trouble with the Poverty Line >

The official figure of Americans living under the poverty line is just over 46 million, but the expert consensus is that this is way off, and that the way we get this number simply doesn't make any sense.

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