New Journal From The Russell Sage Foundation Reimagines Approach to Eradicating Poverty
What if, instead of proposing sweeping cuts to the safety net programsthat help keep millions of Americans afloat, the nation’s leaders reimagined what it means to lift people out of poverty completely? That is the question at the heart of the Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences’ February double-issue, which was released today (February 20).
Per a 2017 United States Census Bureau report, there were 23.3 million people of color living below the poverty line. They account for about 57.5 percent of all people living in poverty in this nation.
“Anti-Poverty Policy Initiatives for the United States” brings together experts and the findings of more than 50 years worth of studies to propose policies that, if implemented, could wipe out poverty and its attendant inequities. It’s the work of three researchers and professors from University of Wisconsin-Madison: Lawrence M. Berger (director of the school’s Institute for Research on Poverty), Maria Cancian (professor of public affairs and social work) and Katherine Magnuson (doctoral program chair for the School of Social Work)...