Poverty & Inequality News

January, 2016
California voters may be asked to decide in November whether to approve a poverty reduction initiative that would fund prenatal services, expanded childcare, early childhood education, after-school and summer programs,... More
January, 2016
Abstracts are being accepted for a multidisciplinary social science conference on the rural-urban interface in the United States. The conference will be held September 29-30, 2016, at the University of Pennsylvania.... More
January, 2016
How did the Great Recession affect criminal justice, parenting, the private safety net, and health? In collaboration with the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, the Russell Sage Foundation has issued a series of... More
January, 2016
The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families recently released a series of briefs that address how Latino families experience poverty and earn income. The briefs are part of a new series titled "... More
December, 2015
Despite a near-continuous decline over the past 20 years, the teen birth rate in the United States continues to be higher than in other developed countries. This UC Davis Center for Poverty Research policy brief... More
December, 2015
The Tobin Project is accepting applications to present innovative, early-stage research at a conference exploring the effects of economic inequality on individual behavior and decision making. The invitation-only,... More
December, 2015
Over 10,000 ex-prisoners are released from state and federal prisons every week into communities around the country. In this Institute for Research on Poverty webinar, Michael Massoglia and John Roman discussed... More
December, 2015
A new report from the Pew Research Center finds that middle-income Americans are no longer a majority. For the first time in four decades, the American middle class is now matched in number by those in the economic... More
December, 2015
Amid growing political polarization and legislative gridlock, a new proposal to combat poverty focuses on three core values: opportunity, responsibility, and security.
October, 2015
In this policy brief from the Institute for Research on Poverty, Barbara Wolfe shares recent research evidence on the connections between low income and poor health in the United States and discusses cost-effective and... More

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