Topic: Poverty relief

Anti-poverty project points the way toward a new model for moving people from welfare to work

March 23, 2009

Higher Ground: To the collaborators on the New Hope anti-poverty project--among them Dr. Aletha Huston, professor of human development and family sciences in the School of Human Ecology at The University of Texas at Austin--welfare reform was more than just a challenge. It was an opportunity. Things were changing. States and cities were experimenting. If it was inevitable that some places would make bad decisions about how to help (or not help) the poor, it was also inevitable that some places would improve on the old system.

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Gift for William H. Crook Chair in International Affairs Will Fund Research on Economic Development

May 13, 2008

A gift from Mrs. Eleanor Crook to the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin will create an endowed chair dedicated to promoting global economic development and fighting poverty.

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