The Education Exchange: Has the War on Poverty Been Won?



By 01/06/2020

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Richard Burkhauser, Professor Emeritus of Policy Analysis at Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the poverty rate in the United States, looking at a full-income poverty measure, and raising the question of whether President Lyndon Johnson’s original War on Poverty has been a success.

Burkhauser is co-author on two recent papers, “Evaluating the success of President Johnson’s War on Poverty” and “Income Growth and its Distribution from Eisenhower to Obama.”

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