Isabel Sawhill

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Name: Isabel Sawhill
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Saving Horatio Alger: Equality, Opportunity, and the American Dream

The American ideal of equality is based on the notion of equal moral worth, of an essential sameness among people (we are all semblables , in Tocqueville’s terms). The ideal retains some force, which is why aspiring politicians are so often obliged to ... [Published Brookings Institution - 1 hour ago]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Teen Moms: The Difference Two Years and a Diploma Make

« Previous|August 18, 2014 1:48pmWhat would happen if teen mothers waited a few years to have children? What if they simply got their high school diploma? What if they did both? These are three of the “what-if” scenarios considered in a recent Child Trends ... [Published Brookings Institution - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

New approach to poverty fight?

A prominent Republican contends he has a better way to fight poverty. Why not take a look and see if he's right?Given the personal animosities and partisan divide that exist in Washington, now is not the best time to discuss and debate big ideas.Nonetheless, ... [Published News Gazette - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 1 reports

Are Obama and Ryan Proposals for an EITC Expansion Pro- or Anti- Mobility?

There’s at least one policy that both parties agree has been successful in combatting poverty: the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). And rightly so – in 2012, the EITC pulled 6.5 million people out of poverty, including around 3.3 million children. Politicians ... [Published Brookings Institution - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

The Brookings Ideas that Made It into Paul Ryan's Expanding Opportunity Proposal

Last week, the House Budget Committee, chaired by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) released " Expanding Opportunity in America ," (pdf) a detailed agenda to increase economic opportunity and mobility in America. The paper notes that while rates of absolute upward ... [Published Brookings Institution - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 3 reports

Stuart Butler to Join Economic Studies at Brookings as Senior Fellow

News Release|July 25, 2014Washington, D.C. — The Brookings Institution today announced that domestic policy expert Stuart Butler will join the Economic Studies program as a senior fellow, effective September 2, 2014.Butler, who has spent the past 35 years ... [Published Brookings Institution - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

A Better Way to Fight Inequality

Malefactors of great wealth get a lot of press these days. The poor, not so much. There might be a connection. Concentrating on the super-rich seems to divert attention from the more serious social injustice at the other end of the income scale. If you're ... [Published Bloomberg View - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 2 reports

Are Children Raised With Absent Fathers Worse Off? | Quora

This question[1] originally appeared on Quora[2]: What is the truth over whether or not children raised by single mothers/with absent fathers are worse off?[3] Answer by Isabel Sawhill, Co-Director, Center on Children and Families, and author, Generation ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

The Inequality Piketty Didn’t Examine: It Starts in Womb in U.S.

French economist Thomas Pikettysparked a global debate on inequality by arguing that thewealthy pull ahead by reaping disparate rewards from financialcapital. He may be missing the human half of the story.When defining capital, Piketty excludes the kind ... [Published Bloomberg - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jun 04 2014 - Updated Jun 04 2014 - 1 reports

The Rich, the Right, and the Facts: Deconstructing the Inequality Debate

Editor's note: This article originally appeared in the Fall 1992 issue of The American Prospect. The author, in his New York Times column, cited this piece on June 1, 2014, in refutation of the assertions of the Financial Times' Chris Giles that ... [Published TAPPED - Jun 04 2014]
First reported Mar 04 2014 - Updated Mar 04 2014 - 1 reports

Should we extend EITC to childless workers?

Jason Furmans says yes , here is one bit: Looking back at the history of poverty and the tax code in the last several decades reveals some important lessons for expanding opportunity and combating poverty going forward, including the value of having ... [Published Marginal Revolution - Mar 04 2014]

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Saving Horatio Alger: Equality, Opportunity, an... [Published Brookings Institution - 1 hour ago]
Teen Moms: The Difference Two Years and a Diplo... [Published Brookings Institution - Aug 18 2014]
New approach to poverty fight? [Published News Gazette - Aug 12 2014]
Are Obama and Ryan Proposals for an EITC Expans... [Published Brookings Institution - Aug 01 2014]
The Brookings Ideas that Made It into Paul Ryan... [Published Brookings Institution - Jul 30 2014]
Stuart Butler to Join Economic Studies at Brook... [Published Brookings Institution - Jul 25 2014]
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A Better Way to Fight Inequality [Published Bloomberg View - Jul 16 2014]
Are Children Raised With Absent Fathers Worse O... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 15 2014]
Are Children Raised With Absent Fathers Worse Off? [Published Huffington Post - Jul 15 2014]
The Inequality Piketty Didn’t Examine: It Start... [Published Bloomberg - Jul 15 2014]
The Rich, the Right, and the Facts: Deconstruct... [Published TAPPED - Jun 04 2014]
Should we extend EITC to childless workers? [Published Marginal Revolution - Mar 04 2014]
Obama Is Wrong: Income Mobility Has Not Decline... [Published REASON Online - Jan 23 2014]
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Stuart Butler to Join Economic Studies at Brook... [Published Brookings Topics - The Federal Budget and Seque ... - Jul 25 2014]
Washington, D.C. — The Brookings Institution today announced that domestic policy expert Stuart Butler will join the Economic Studies program as a senior fellow, effective September 2, 2014. Butler, who has spent the past 35 years at the Heritage ...
Stuart Butler to Join Economic Studies at Brook... [Published Brookings Latest From Brookings - Jul 25 2014]
Washington, D.C. — The Brookings Institution today announced that domestic policy expert Stuart Butler will join the Economic Studies program as a senior fellow, effective September 2, 2014. Butler, who has spent the past 35 years at the Heritage ...
The Rich, the Right, and the Facts: Deconstruct... [Published TAPPED - Jun 04 2014]
Editor's note: This article originally appeared in the Fall 1992 issue of The American Prospect. The author, in his New York Times column, cited this piece on June 1, 2014, in refutation of the assertions of the Financial Times' Chris Giles that ...
Should we extend EITC to childless workers? [Published Marginal Revolution - Mar 04 2014]
Jason Furmans says yes , here is one bit: Looking back at the history of poverty and the tax code in the last several decades reveals some important lessons for expanding opportunity and combating poverty going forward, including the value of having ...
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