Poverty & Inequality News

January, 2018
The Columbia Population Research Center is now accepting applications for a summer workshop designed to familiarize participants with the data in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. Applications are due by ... More
January, 2018
Don’t miss out on these two exciting basic income opportunities! The Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration is soliciting letters of intent from potential research and storytelling partners, while Poverty Solutions... More
January, 2018
The Institute for Research on Poverty and the Center on Race and Wealth are soliciting applications for a summer dissertation proposal workshop in Washington, D.C. The workshop is aimed at doctoral students from... More
December, 2017
The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) invites scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations to apply for its 2018–19 Scholar-in-Residence Program. Scholars will spend one week at IRP or one of its... More
December, 2017
Don’t miss these exciting opportunities: Child Support Policies and Programs (IRP) Improving Education and Reducing Inequality (RSF) Improving Employment and Earnings (RSF) US 2050 (Peter G. Peterson Foundation and the... More
November, 2017
The Russell Sage Foundation is soliciting proposals for an upcoming issue on the recent rise of low-wage jobs and nonstandard work arrangements in the United States. Submissions are due by December 20, 2017. Learn more  
October, 2017
Family incomes are increasing across the income distribution, but income is still growing fastest at the top, according to the 2016 Survey of Consumer Finances. The income share of the top 1 percent now exceeds pre-... More
September, 2017
The Institute for Research on Poverty invites scholars who have received their Ph.D. within the last six years to apply for its 2018–2019 National Poverty Fellows Program. Fellows will be in residence at the Office of... More
September, 2017
According to the Supplemental Poverty Measure, poverty fell by half of a percentage point between 2015 and 2016. But not everyone benefited from this overall decline ... elderly Americans, for example, experienced an... More
September, 2017
The official poverty rate for the U.S. fell to 12.7 percent in 2016, statistically no different than the poverty rate before the onset of the Great Recession in 2007, according to data released last week by the U.S.... More

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