Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Poverty, Prosperity, Social Justice and Work

Charles Bruner of the Child and Family Policy Center brings us "Policy Levers to Reduce Poverty and Build Prosperity". This essay provides an overview of two different approaches to poverty reduction: social justice pathways and work pathways. It then discusses policies that can support these approaches. The paper makes clear that
it is not a matter of choosing between “social justice and community-building pathways to community vitality” or “work pathways to economic self-sufficiency” approaches – both are needed to reduce poverty. The challenge is to incorporate them into an overall strategy...
Policies to reduce poverty and increase family economic success.

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