Poverty & Inequality News

February, 2016
Results from the pilot of a new health-inclusive poverty measure suggest that public health insurance benefits and premium subsidies accounted for a substantial, one-third reduction in the poverty rate in Massachusetts.
February, 2016
The latest issue of Poverty Research Now from the Center for Poverty Research explores today’s labor markets and how they affect low-wage workers. 
February, 2016
How do poor urban men make a living? What proportion have children? How many have been incarcerated? A new policy brief from the Institute for Research on Poverty and the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the... More
January, 2016
Cambridge University Press is soliciting proposals for a new book series entitled "Cambridge Studies in Stratification Economics: Economics and Social Identity," edited by William A. (Sandy) Darity, Jr. of Duke... More
January, 2016
The Institute for Research on Poverty and the Russell Sage Foundation are collaborating on a new journal issue that will showcase a collection of innovative and targeted policy proposals intended to reduce poverty or... More
January, 2016
A new study from the Center for Poverty Research explores how economic wellbeing changes in households experiencing a childbirth. According to the study, the economic wellbeing of U.S. households falls in the months... More
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

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