Thursday, October 21, 2021
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
From Talk Poverty, September 14
To help people, we have to know how many people are in need, how many people receive benefits, and what the gap is between those two numbers. For the past 15 years, the American Community Survey (ACS), conducted annually by the Census Bureau, has been one source of such data. But the pandemic made that data collection impossible.
Read the details and what it all means here
Monday, August 23, 2021
Friday, August 20, 2021
Opinion in the Pennsylvania Capital Star by Guest Contributor Louise Hayes
"A fraction of families who need help today can get it, and the help they get is far less generous"
Thursday, August 5, 2021
From Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity
Paid leave is another of the key issues that has been highlighted during the pandemic. Angela Rachidi, senior fellow and Rowe scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, has been following the issue for years and has been part of an AEI/Brookings Institution working group trying to find bipartisan approaches on paid family and medical leave policies. Rachidi has compiled new data on paid leave usage during the pandemic and she spoke with Spotlight about that recently, as well as the climate for bipartisan compromise on paid leave on Capitol Hill. The conversation has been lightly edited for content and length. Read the interview here