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Posts November 16, 2023

High mortgage rates are probably here for a while

An analysis identifies factors behind the increase in mortgage rates and the gap between mortgage rates and U.S. Treasury securities.
Posts October 24, 2023

Have workers gotten a raise?

A comprehensive evaluation of real pay changes since the pandemic looks at pay measures, inflation effects, and the distributional breakdown.
Papers October 5, 2023

A primer on SNAP work requirements

An explainer on work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP; formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) summarizes the research on…
Posts September 7, 2023

The power of policy to reduce poverty: Lessons from the pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, poverty dropped to a historic low, demonstrating the power of effective policy.
Papers August 1, 2023

Deteriorating Household Finances Will Not Support Strong Spending

An analysis of household finances finds that Americans face a financial choice: slow down their spending or take on more debt.
Policy Proposals June 27, 2023

Increasing Financial Access to Contraception for Low-Income Americans 

Changes to Title X could increase the affordability of contraception for low-income Americans. A randomized control trial suggests that doing so would increase…
Posts June 8, 2023

High mortgage rates are probably here for a while (June 2023)

An analysis identifies factors behind the increase in mortgage rates and the gap between mortgage rates and U.S. Treasury securities.
Posts March 6, 2023

Event Recap—Reducing Child Poverty in the United States

A March 2023 event on reducing child poverty featured a fireside chat between Sen. Michael Bennet and Amna Nawaz of PBS NewsHour.
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