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The Poverty and Inequality Election
The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality is pleased to announce the 2016 “presidential issue” of Pathways Magazine. Coedited with Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution, the issue is devoted to exploring the positions that the candidates and parties are advancing on matters of poverty, mobility, and inequality.
Table of Contents
Editors' Note
David B. Grusky, Ron Haskins, and Charles Varner
What Are the Presidential Candidates Saying about Poverty and Inequality?
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
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
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?
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?
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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Funding from the Elfenworks Foundation and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services gratefully acknowledged. The contents of this issue are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Elfenworks Foundation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation), or the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
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The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, a program of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, is partly supported by Grant Number 1H79AE000101 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and receives funding from the Elfenworks Foundation.

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