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News October 27, 2023

Axios: Food insecurity spiked last year, new report shows

“So many households are struggling financially, even if their pay has gone up," says East, from The Hamilton Project, who has been studying pay increases. Now…
News August 23, 2023

The Hill: Pressley presses big banks for updates on $30 billion in racial equity pledges

"The congresswomen cited a 2020 study from The Hamilton Project that found white households held 84 percent of the wealth in the country, despite accounting fo…
News August 19, 2023

Bloomberg: US consumers near day of reckoning as pandemic cash stash shrinks

“So far at least, such signs of distress are not cause for alarm, according to Edelberg and Goulas of Brookings. But if financially strapped households rack up…
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.
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