A Bipartisan Call for Paid Leave

A bipartisan panel argues that their compromise plan for federal paid parental leave proves that a bipartisan agreement on the issue is possible, even in a bitterly divided Washington.

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Building the Caring Economy

Building the country’s caregiving infrastructure would simultaneously address two national needs: the need for care and the equally pressing need for good jobs.

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What Libertarians and Conservatives See in a Child Allowance

A universal child allowance could cost billions of dollars — and small-government types should be on board. Samuel Hammond of the Niskanen Center explains why.

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Spotlight on Poverty & Opportunity

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity is a non-partisan initiative that brings together diverse perspectives from the political, policy, advocacy and foundation communities to find genuine solutions to the economic hardship confronting millions of Americans.

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In the Spotlight

Spotlight Exclusives includes commentaries from policymakers, advocates, academics, and other contributors from all points on the political spectrum, as well as Out of the Spotlight blog posts from our team. New headlines on poverty and economic mobility are posted daily.

Spotlight on the States

State and local governments, community-based organizations and other non-profits play a significant role in implementing policies and programs to reduce poverty and promote opportunity.

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* Hover over a state to get a snapshot of poverty statistics in the state, then click or use the drop-down menu to access information and resources, news articles, and links to learn more about state efforts to reduce poverty.

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