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Escape poverty: graduate, work, get married, have kids

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Fifty years ago today, in his State of the Union address, President Lyndon Johnson declared an "unconditional war on poverty in America." Over the next two years, he massively expanded the federal government, creating Medicaid, Medicare and the food stamp program, and increased federal involvement in public education. What impact did this have on poverty? In the mid-1960s, as measured by the...

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