Poverty & Inequality

Nearly 1 in 4 Louisiana children live below the federal poverty line, and far too many households struggle to provide for their basic needs. Poverty is a policy choice. Louisiana’s economy is strong enough to support greater investment in our people through higher wages, increased investment in education and expanded safety net programs. We can do better.

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Our trusted policy analysis and sound research help you quickly understand the most important issues impacting poverty and inequality in our state.

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