Ep. 123 – Jan. 6, 2020 – Has the War on Poverty Been Won?

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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