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Asset Building News Week, March 31- April 4

April 4, 2014
Publication Image The Asset Building News Week is a weekly Friday feature on The Ladder, the Asset Building Program blog, designed to help readers keep up with news and developments in the asset building field. This week's topics include public assistance, financial products, and homeownership.
 

50 Years Since the War on Poverty: Looking Back and Looking Forward

March 18, 2014
Publication Image On March 12th the Asset Building Program hosted the event, “50 Years Since the War On Poverty” and featured diverse perspectives to discuss where we’ve been and where we’re going. The first panel discussion set up a historical framework for understanding the social, economic and political conditions that created the War on Poverty and distilled lessons learned for future policy making. The second panel discussion took stock of where we are now and what a modern anti-poverty policy should include.

Asset Building News Week, March 10-14

March 14, 2014
Publication Image The Asset Building News Week is a weekly Friday feature on The Ladder, the Asset Building Program blog, designed to help readers keep up with news and developments in the asset building field. This week's topics include the safety net, inequality, and financial services.

New Report: It Still Takes Money to Make Money

March 12, 2014
Publication Image On Tuesday, our colleagues at the Assets and Education Initiative at the University of Kansas released a new report called Harnessing Assets to Build an Economic Mobility Agenda. The key finding? It takes money to make money.

Asset Building News Week, February 24-28

February 28, 2014
Publication Image The Asset Building News Week is a weekly Friday feature on The Ladder, the Asset Building Program blog, designed to help readers keep up with news and developments in the asset building field. This week's topics include America Saves Week, public assistance, and mobility.

Asset Building News Week, January 27-31

January 31, 2014
Publication Image The Asset Building News Week is a weekly Friday feature on The Ladder, the Asset Building Program blog, designed to help readers keep up with news and developments in the asset building field. This week's topics include myRA, the Farm Bill and SNAP, and asset limits.

Can Tax Policy Live Up to Its New Role in the Fight Against Poverty?

January 28, 2014
Publication Image Last, week, the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center hosted a half-day event on the role tax policy has played in efforts to fight poverty since the declaration of the War on Poverty. The panelists agreed that the role of tax policy has changed drastically since the 1960s. The trend is clear: tax policy is making up a greater share of anti-poverty programs compared to direct spending programs. The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit, for example, are now among the biggest anti-poverty programs in terms of cost to the federal government.

Asset Building News Week, January 13-17

January 17, 2014
Publication Image The Asset Building News Week is a weekly Friday feature on The Ladder, the Asset Building Program blog, designed to help readers keep up with news and developments in the asset building field. This week's topics include financial services, employment, and public assistance.

Asset Building News Week, January 6-10

January 10, 2014
Publication Image The Asset Building News Week is a weekly Friday feature on The Ladder, the Asset Building Program blog, designed to help readers keep up with news and developments in the asset building field. This week's topics include the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, public assistance, and SNAP.

Asset Building News Week, December 16-20

December 20, 2013
Publication Image The Asset Building News Week is a weekly Friday feature on The Ladder, the Asset Building Program blog, designed to help readers keep up with news and developments in the asset building field. This week's topics include workers and the minimum wage, public assistance, poverty, and retirement security.
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