Poverty & Inequality News

June, 2015
The Institute for Research on Poverty’s undergraduate intern Neil Damron studies the latest research on child and youth homelessness and summarizes his findings in a new fact sheet.
May, 2015
Featuring Scott Allard and Alexandra Murphy, this IRPwebinar will examine how, in the last several decades, there have been dramatic shifts in the geography of poverty in U.S. metropolitan areas.
May, 2015
Sarah Rios finds that health impact assessments (HIAs) can uncover the social and economic causes of Valley Fever and mitigate costs for low-income communities. Rios was a 2013 Visiting Graduate Scholar at the UC Davis... More
April, 2015
Higher education provides an important pathway out of poverty, says Michal Kurlaender, an associate professor education and a member of the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research executive committee. Her research could... More
April, 2015
The Institute for Research on Poverty is on YouTube! In a recent special IRP lecture, Raj Chetty addressed "Improving Equality of Opportunity in America: New Evidence and Policy Lessons."
January, 2015
On the 51st anniversary of the War on Poverty, Marianne Page and the Director of the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research, Ann Stevens, address why the official poverty rate has barely budged. Has there been no return... More
October, 2014
On November 13-14, the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research will host the conference Poverty and Place. Scholars from across the disciplines will discuss their research on how space and place inflect poverty and which... More
October, 2014
The Institute for Research on Poverty recently released research and policy briefs that examine how policies and programs can build economic self-sufficiency. "Building Human Capital and Economic Potential" "Building... More
June, 2014
The National Poverty Fellows Program is a new federal government-university partnership administered by the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP). The first cohort of fellows has been selected and will be in residence... More
January, 2014
This week marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, a broad set of policy initiatives designed to reduce poverty in America. Or, if you’re so inclined, an opportunity to echo President... More