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Science-based increase in SNAP benefits should result in a healthier citizenry
Bob Greenstein explains how an increase in SNAP benefits will benefit millions of Americans and should lead to a healthier, more productive citizenry and workf…
Bob Greenstein Joins The Hamilton Project at Brookings
Robert Greenstein has been appointed as a Visiting Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, where he will be affiliated with The Hamilton Proje…
The Places America’s Rich and Poor Call Home
Where people live in the U.S. makes a big difference to their chances of enjoying a long and prosperous life. Kriston McIntosh, Ryan Nunn and Jay Shambaugh exp…
Behind the Numbers: Millions Seeking a Path Out of Poverty
The U.S. Census Bureau recently reported that 39.7 million Americans experienced poverty last year. In this commentary, Lauren Bauer takes a closer look at the…
Who are the poor Americans?
In this post, Hamilton Project Director Jay Shambaugh explores the characteristics of poverty in the United States.
How You Can Help Save Local Kids From Going Hungry This Summer
For many children, summer vacation evokes images of their favorite foods: backyard barbecues, fresh farmer’s market produce, s’mores by the campfire and frozen…
Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach Testifies on the Pros and Cons of Restricting SNAP Benefits
On February 16, 2017, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach testified before the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture on the "Pros and Cons of Restricting SNAP Purchases."
Fighting Poverty Needs to be a National Policy Priority
A new Hamilton Project blog post provides an overview of the poverty crisis facing America, and the implications of poverty for America’s economic and social w…