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2017 PAA Annual Meeting, April 27-29, Chicago

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Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at noon:
Decline of cash assistance and child well-being, Luke Shaefer

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Bailey says we need to embrace successes and learn from failures of War on Poverty

a PSC In The News reference, 2014

"Re-Learning the Lessons of the War on Poverty" - Huffington Post. 01/08/2014.

On the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson's declaration of America's War on Poverty, Martha Bailey discusses the benefits and failures of the programs that emanated from this effort starting in the mid-1960s. She says we should look beyond the small decreases in poverty rates -- to desegragation and improvements in child health, for example -- in evaluating the worth of the War on Poverty.

Bailey and Danziger's book

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Martha J. Bailey

More Media Coverage:

New York Times. Why We Need One (Another War on Poverty). 1/5/2014.

New York Times. Progress in the War on Poverty. 1/8/2014.

AlterNet. 10 Things You Might Not Know About Poverty. 1/8/2014.

Texas Public Radio. The War On Poverty 50 Years Later. 1/8/2014.

New Republic. LBJ's Mistake Was Promising to "Win" the War on Poverty. 1/8/2014.

PBS News Hour. The War on Poverty: Not Just a Liberal Campaign. 1/9/2014.

NPR - Michigan Radio. How successful was the War on Poverty?. 2/6/2014.

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