FW: Urban Institute Update: Join us for a discussion on poverty and tax policy.
Tomorrow from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm EST, join the Urban Institute and the Tax Policy Center for 50 Years into LBJ’s “War on Poverty”: What’s the Role for Tax Policy?, a half-day discussion on poverty reduction and tax law.
In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty” and initiated a vast package of spending programs. In the half-century since, federal antipoverty programs have undergone a transformation Johnson probably never imagined. Today, many are operated through the tax code.
Do tax subsidies reduce poverty? Are they more effective than spending programs? Listen as some of the nation’s leading experts in tax-based antipoverty programs—including former director of the Congressional Budget Office Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank, and Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers Jason Furman—answer these questions and others. For more details and to watch the webcast, click here.
Here’s what else is happening in the world of policy research.
More than two million children live with a long-term unemployed parent. The Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population’s Julia Isaacs and Olivia Healy explain how unemployment benefits can make things a little easier for kids during tough times.
What’s so special about an 18th birthday? John Roman of the Justice Policy Center makes a case for a three-tiered justice system, with different standards for adults, young adults, and juveniles.
In our most popular MetroTrends post this week, Josh Leopold of the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center explores several factors that may be contributing to declining homelessness rates.
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