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Repairing the U.S. Social Safety Net

Document date: December 30, 2009
Released online: October 31, 2009
The rising poverty and unemployment rates triggered by the recession are stark reminders of the need for a secure social safety net. Such programs should provide economic security, protect vulnerable families, and promote equality—but the United States falls behind other countries in accomplishing these goals. In Repairing the U.S. Social Safety Net, Martha R. Burt and Demetra Smith Nightingale encourage strengthening the safety net and making a national commitment to end poverty.

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Topics/Tags: | Economy/Taxes | Poverty, Assets and Safety Net

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