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Commentary November 9, 2022

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…
News April 15, 2021

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…
News October 2, 2018

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…
September 12, 2018

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…
News December 11, 2017

Who are the poor Americans?

In this post, Hamilton Project Director Jay Shambaugh explores the characteristics of poverty in the United States.
News July 18, 2017

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…
Commentary February 16, 2017

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."
June 13, 2014

Fighting Poverty Needs to be a National Policy Priority

Benjamin Harris
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…
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