Pathways Magazine - Summer 2014
A magazine on poverty, inequality, and social policy
Generously supported by The Elfenworks Foundation
- Trends in poverty and inequality: Periodic reports on key poverty and inequality indicators
- Cutting-edge research: Concise summaries of research that is changing how we understand the sources and consequences of poverty and inequality
- Bold new visions: Must-read discussions of how labor market, poverty, and inequality policy might be rethought and changed
- Debates: Leading scholars and policymakers weigh in on the crucial poverty and inequality questions of our time
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Table of Contents - Summer 2014
Editors' Note by David Grusky, Charles Varner, and Michelle Poulin
- Do Millionaires Migrate When Tax Rates Are Raised?
Cristobal Young and Charles Varner
The millionaire tax is all the rage. But New Jersey Governor Chris Christie warns us, "Ladies and gentlemen, if you tax them, they will leave." Is he right?
- Research in Brief
Michelle Poulin and Marybeth Mattingly
The effects of the carework revolution on job polarization; new results on the mobility of the super-rich; and the best research to date on the Hispanic Health Paradox
- Are Jobs the Solution to Poverty?
The long-standing relationship between jobs and poverty has weakened of late. Why has this happened? And what does it mean for the poverty policy of the future?
- Does Immigration Hurt the Poor?
When jobs are scarce, it's tempting to "put a fence" around them by restricting immigration, thereby ensuring that the available jobs at least go to the native poor. But are the poor really helped by restrictive immigration policy? The latest evidence is presented here.
- Labor Market Shocks: Are There Lessons for Antipoverty Policy?
Ann Huff Stevens
The old mantra was that poverty is about "way more than money." The great virtue of recessions, for all the pain they cause, is that they at least allow us to test that claim. The new mantra coming out of this research: Money matters.
- A Revolution in Poverty Policy: The Earned Income Tax Credit and the Well-Being of American Families
Hilary W. Hoynes
What is the cornerstone policy in the country’s “second war” on poverty? Find out here.
- The Rise of Extreme Poverty in the United States
H. Luke Shaefer and Kathryn Edin
There just isn't any $2 dollar-per-day poverty in the United States. Right? The research presented here shows why that common claim is dead wrong.
Research in Brief
Jobs, Joblessness, and the New American Poverty
This publication was supported by Grant Number AE00101 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, and awarded by Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, or Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration.
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