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Martha J. Bailey
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Martha J. Bailey is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan and co-editor of Legacies of the War on Poverty, Russell Sage Foundation, 2013.

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Re-Learning the Lessons of the War on Poverty

(53) Comments | Posted January 8, 2014 | 8:32 AM

For many, today's 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson's declaration of War on Poverty is little to celebrate. The $15 trillion dollars spent have lowered the official poverty rate little, from 19 percent in 1964 to 15 percent today. These facts have led critics to decry the War on Poverty...

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