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Posts June 20, 2024

Beyond hunger: The role of SNAP in alleviating financial strain for low-income households

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is central to the U.S. safety net’s ability to help families weather financial shocks.
Posts April 23, 2024

The changing demographics of business ownership

Gaps in business ownership have shrunk with a rise in Black and Hispanic entrepreneurship in recent years.
Posts April 22, 2024

Event recap—Securing the safety net for working-age adults

On April 17, The Hamilton Project hosted a webcast to discuss the safety net for non-elderly adults who do not have dependent children and do not receive disab…
Papers April 17, 2024

The safety net should work for working-age adults

Able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) receive minimal support from traditional safety net programs. Many struggle to work because of health conditions…
Papers April 17, 2024

The austere US safety net for poor, non-elderly adults who are not raising children and do not receive disability benefits

The safety net remains starkly inadequate for non-elderly childless adults without disability benefits, leading to higher rates of deep poverty, homelessness, …
Papers April 17, 2024

Poverty and poverty reduction among non-elderly, nondisabled, childless adults in affluent countries: The United States in cross-national perspective

Social policy in the United States leaves too many of its citizens exposed to financial hardship and poverty, in large part due to major gaps in coverage. In c…
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.
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