Poverty


October 1, 2020 • Press Release

Foundation Releases ‘Guide to The Issues 2020’

Atlanta – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation released its Guide to The Issues 2020 today, providing policy recommendations on 13 critical areas that state policymakers are expected to – and […]

January 11, 2019

Medicaid Work Requirements Could Help the Poor

More than 12 million nondisabled, working-age Americans are enrolled in Medicaid. They receive medical care that is virtually free, and in most states they are under no obligation to work or seek […]


May 25, 2018

Lift People Out of Poverty with a Hand Up, Not a Handout

Create environments where low-income people can solve problems together. Low-income families, Miller says, need to be aided to solve their own problems, not temporarily rescued with outside resources. “Helping” people […]


February 6, 2018

Restoring the Dignity of Work

The American dream is our nation’s most enduring promise. But, too many people are struggling to turn the American dream into a reality. Instead of casting blame for our struggles, […]

July 14, 2017

Working Toward Welfare Reform

Work requirements for able-bodied welfare recipients is a good thing. By Benita M. Dodd To hear progressive groups tell it, states are hurting low-income Americans by requiring “food stamp” recipients […]

July 5, 2017

Who are Georgia’s Uninsured?

By Kelly McCutchen The chart below breaks down Georgia’s 1.38 million uninsured residents based on Census Bureau data for 2016. The vertical axis represents income as a percent of the […]

June 30, 2017

Georgia Works! Through Jobs Programs for Homeless

The biggest problem is bad habits, not a lack of intelligence or poor schooling. By Bill McGahan Georgia Works! helps formerly incarcerated and homeless men become productive citizens. Since our […]

December 29, 2016

The Top Ten in 2016!

Foundation’s most popular commentaries of 2016. What were the commentaries that most intrigued the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s readers in 2016? We looked back and tracked the top 10 trending […]

September 16, 2016

Georgia Works: A Growing Impact On The Dignity of Work

A little over a year ago, Georgia Public Policy Foundation President Kelly McCutchen’s commentary, “The Dignity of Work,” shared the scope and vision of the nonprofit organization Georgia Works. In […]

August 12, 2016

Welfare-to-Work Helps Georgians Up and Out of Dependency

Results from the first three Georgia counties to restore food stamp time limits. By Benita M. Dodd August marks the 20th anniversary of the transformative Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity […]

August 12, 2016

Guide to the Issues: Welfare Reform

Principles: Helping people move from dependency to self-sufficiency should be the primary focus of the safety net. Making work pay is essential. Working more hours or getting a pay raise […]

August 12, 2016

Guide to the Issues: Occupational Licensing

Principles Citizens have a right to pursue a legal occupation and the burden should fall on the government to justify any restrictions to that right. Restrictions on economic liberty should […]