Poverty

Can People Be Persuaded to ‘Get Married’? 

Brad Wilcox’s new book wagers that a marriage-skeptical culture can see the upshots of tying the knot.

A Child Tax Credit Compromise for the Real World

The Wyden-Smith deal would take a modest step toward improving the CTC’s ability to support families.

Let’s Not Turn the Child Tax Credit Into Welfare

The CTC at its best can provide tax relief for families and encourage work. That’s not what Congress’ recent proposal does.

How Christian Homeless Shelters Are Changing

Some are strict, some are loose, but they’re all trying to address a growing problem.

Did Child Poverty Really Increase Last Year?

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

Bob Woodson: Civil Rights Champion and Critic

Ahead of retirement, the veteran activist says he still believes solutions to poverty come from communities themselves.

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.