The War on Poverty Project
Evaluating the lasting, economic effects of the War on Poverty
Is the Social Safety Net a Long-Term Investment? Large-Scale Evidence from the Food Stamps Program
(Martha J. Bailey, Hilary Hoynes, Maya Rossin-Slater, and Reed Walker, April 29, 2019）
The Economic Impact of a High National Minimum Wage: Evidence from the 1966 Fair Labor Standards Act
(Martha J. Bailey, John DiNardo, and Bryan A. Stuart, December 28. 2018)
‘Prep School for Poor Kids’: The Long-Run Impact of Head Start on Human Capital and Productivity
(Martha Bailey, Shuqiao Sun, and Brenden Timpe), April 24, 2018.
Does Parents’ Access to Family Planning Increase Children’s Opportunities? Evidence from the War on Poverty and the Early Years of Title X
(Martha Bailey, Olga Malkova, and Zoë McLaren), October 20, 2017. Center for Poverty Research Policy Brief; NBER Working Paper 23971, Census Working Paper, HCEO Working Paper. Conditionally accepted Journal of Human Resources. [Appendices]
- HCEO featured this paper in a research spotlight.
The War on Poverty’s Experiment in Public Medicine: Community Health Centers and the Mortality of Older Americans
(Martha Bailey and Andrew Goodman-Bacon), American Economic Review 105(3), March 2015: 1067-1104. PMCID: PMC4436657
- Executive summary here; appendices here; Read our blog in the London School of Economics and Political Science.
How the U.S Fought the War on Poverty: The Economics and Politics of Funding at the Office of Economic Opportunity
(Martha Bailey and Nicolas J. Duquette), Journal of Economic History, June 2014: 351-388.
- Appendices available here: Data and Analysis. PMCID: PMC4266933
- Winner of the 2014 Arthur H. Cole Prize for the best article published in the Journal of Economic History from July 2013-June 2014.
- Read Martha Bailey’s piece in Room for Debate in the New York Times and Op Ed in the Huffington Post.
- Cited by The Nation, the New York Times, Media Matters, the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Education Week’s Timeline: The War on Poverty, CNN, and New Republic. Discussed on NPR’s Tell Me More.
- An Op Ed by Martha Bailey’s co-editor, Sheldon Danziger, appeared in the New York Times.
- Reviewed in Journal of Economic Literature (on pages 126-27) and on the New York Review of Books (Part I and Part II).
Reexamining the Impact of U.S. Family Planning Programs on U.S. Fertility: Evidence from the War on Poverty and Early Years of Title X
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 4 (2), April 2012: 62-97. PMCID: PMC3348617