Impact University: Tax and Economic Policy

Alabama

A Grim Bargain >

Harlan, C. (2015-12-01, The Washington Post): In recent years, Alabama and the Deep South have attracted large companies with low-wage workers, available land, and tax incentives and subsidies worth millions. However, not all rural Americans working for these corporations have felt the promised benefits. Chico Harlan examines the effects of this corporate trend in Wilcox County, Alabama.

Economics of Poverty

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities >

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a nonpartisan research and policy institute, which pursues federal and state policies designed both to reduce poverty and inequality and to restore fiscal responsibility in equitable and effective ways.

Early Childhood

National Center for Children in Poverty >

The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is one of the nation's leading public policy centers dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America's low-income families and children.

Assistance Programs

Various Supports for Low-Income Families Reduce Poverty and Have Long-Term Positive Effects On Families and Children >

Parrott, S., Sherman, A., and Trisi, D. (2013-07-30, Center On Budget and Policy Priorities): Arloc Sherman, Danilo Trisi, and Sharon Parrott take a closer look into the federal assistance programs in place to raise families and individuals out of poverty. Programs such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, SNAP food stamps, Medicaid, and early childhood education have been shown to provide both temporary and long-term relief to those who need them.

Stories from the Line

Working, but Needing Public Assistance Anyway >

Cohen, P. (2015-04-12, The New York Times): Nearly three-quarters of the people helped by programs geared to the poor are members of a family headed by a worker, according to a new study by the Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education at the University of California.

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