Poverty & Inequality News

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
October, 2015
The UC Davis Center for Poverty Research has released a new series of short videos featuring research affiliates from across academic disciplines discussing some of the causes and consequences of U.S. poverty as well as... More
October, 2015
The National Assessment of Educational Progress doesn't automatically adjust for student demographic characteristics, which vary dramatically by state. How is a state's role in student achivement best evaluated?
September, 2015
Eight undergraduates visiting the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research from historically black colleges and universities recently completed their summer research experiences studying schools, stress and child... More
September, 2015
In the first in a series of webinars, Jonathan Schwabish of the Urban Institute and Donald Moynihan of the La Follette School of Public Policy and IRP explore whether social media can increase government access for low-... More
July, 2015
The postdoctoral training program provides opportunities for emerging poverty scholars to work in policy-related positions for the federal government and receive research mentoring and training from IRP faculty... More
June, 2015
Family violence rates have plateaued after decades of decline. New income support interventions can reduce family violence further, especially among high-risk, poor families.
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.

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