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    Climate Change and the Zika Virus

    The Brookings Institution and Princeton University released the Spring 2016 issue of the Future of Children, which focused on how climate change affects children. Janet Currie outlined…

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    Working-Class Families

    Panelists talked about the state of the working class family. They focused on the well-being of children, family structure, and marriage dynamics. The panelists, who included…

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    Family Planning and Public Policy

    Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam (D-VA) made remarks on a new report on birth control and the impact of children being born out of wedlock. Then, Ron Haskins of the Brookings…

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    Minority Students and Higher Education, Part 3

    Scholars talked about how college access and completion could improve the socio-economic mobility of minorities and they analyzed the academic and socio-economic barriers for minority…

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    Prospects for Black America, Restoring the Family

    Panelists discussed ways of maintaining family cohesiveness in the African-American community. Topics included innovative social structures such as those which could serve as teachers…

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    Federal Spending Caps

    Panelists talked about federal budget priorities and how to manage budget cuts for defense and social programs.

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    Prospects for Defense Spending Cuts

    Panelists talked about Defense Department budget cuts set for January 2013 as a result of sequestration. Sequestration refers to the automatic federal budget cuts required by the…

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    Anti-Poverty Programs

    Witnesses testified on on anti-poverty programs, specifically Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). TANF is a block grant to states that replaced direct federal aid to those on…

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    Government Debt and Fiscal Responsibility

    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer talked about federal budget fiscal responsibility. He also talked about President Obama’s new bipartisan fiscal commission charged with…

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    Poverty Issues and the New Administration

    Rebecca Blank talked and others spoke about recommendations to President-Elect Obama to make greater investments in economic opportunity and increase future economic mobility for poor…

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    Poverty in the U.S.

    The guests debated U.S. poverty issues, included recently issued Census Bureau poverty figures. They noted that the nation’s household median income rose to $48,200 in 2006 but…

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