New Issue of Pathways: “The Poverty and Inequality Election”

Pathways CoverNew Issue of Pathways, the magazine published by the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality: “The Poverty and Inequality Election,” Winter 2016.  See especially the summary of candidate positions by Ron Haskins, the first article in the magazine.  Table of Contents below:

Editors’ Note by David B. Grusky, Ron Haskins, and Charles Varner

What Are the Presidential Candidates Saying about Poverty and Inequality? by Ron Haskins

The 2016 presidential election is offering the country a real choice on poverty and mobility policy. How do the candidates compare across parties and within each party? Are they all toeing the party line? Find out here.

Reducing Poverty the Republican Way by Douglas Holtz-Eakin

The current primary season is offering up a wide range of Republican platforms on poverty and opportunity. If all this diversity leaves you hankering for a refresher on the fundament of the Republican position on poverty, Douglas Holtz-Eakin is your clear go-to.

Reducing Poverty the Democratic Way by Harry J. Holzer

The Democratic candidates are also offering real choice on the poverty and inequality front. If you’re getting confused, check out Harry J. Holzer’s primer on the Democratic way of reducing poverty.

Why Aren’t Americans Angrier about Rising Inequality? by Jeff Manza and Clem Brooks

Income and wealth inequality have climbed over the past four decades while real wages have stagnated or declined for a majority of the American workforce. Why hasn’t this takeoff in inequality increased the demand for redistribution?

Will Public Opinion about Inequality Be Packaged into Neatly Partisan Positions? by Andrew Gelman and Leslie McCall

The standard party formulas don’t well capture the average American’s views on poverty and inequality. Is there an opening for an entirely new political platform on poverty and inequality?


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