Scott Winship

Scott Winship is a senior fellow and the director of the Center on Opportunity and Social Mobility at the American Enterprise Institute.

Scott Winship

Did Child Poverty Really Increase Last Year?

New evidence complicates the leading narrative around short-term benefits of the expanded child tax credit.

The Bad Math Behind Economic Doomerism

It’s not getting harder for families to purchase basic necessities.

Better Data Means Better Policy

The significance of the Census Bureau adopting a new method to measure inflation.

Can Men Still Bring Home the Bacon?

A new report on the marriageability of men counters populist conventional wisdom.

What a New Study Gets Wrong About Child Poverty and the Social Safety Net

It ignores the importance of economic factors and the benefits of welfare reform.

More on Why Income Increases Matter

More on Why Income Increases Matter

Alternatively, note that Child Trends says that the safety net reduced poverty by 9.2 percent ...

Democrats’ Pandemic Response Was a Series of Missed Opportunities

Policymakers should have prioritized an Operation Warp Speed addressed at preventing widespread learning losses that could damage a generation of children.

How Democrats Are Using the Pandemic to Advance Long-Term Spending Priorities

Given that we staved off much hardship with early relief spending, anti-poverty policy clearly has gone further than was necessary.

How We Kept Poverty Down in 2020

Good public policy staved off hardship for many, but at a cost.

Is It Really Too Expensive to Raise a Family?

Politicians on both sides want to subsidize parenting. But declining fertility may simply be a result of the desire to have fewer children.