Safety net experts and IRP Affiliates Judith Bartfeld, Craig Gundersen, Timothy Smeeding, and James Ziliak,
editors of the new IRP conference volume SNAP Matters, prepared a set of briefs summarizing the latest SNAP
research and its policy implications.
In this webinar, Bartfeld, Gundersen, Smeeding, and Ziliak will discuss findings from their new edited volume
from Stanford University Press on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps.
In the podcast, Huntington discusses how family law and the related institutions that support it do not align
with needs of many of today's families, particularly given a shift in marriage trends in the United States in
which lower income Americans are much less likely to ever get married.
The five articles in this issue of Focus all touch on place-based poverty topics; whether and how
location matters. Taken together, these articles make a strong case that location does, indeed, matter greatly.
IRP and its partner Mathematica released a report on early implementation findings from an ambitious
national demonstration designed to identify policies to help noncustodial parents support their children.
No Seminar November 26. The next IRP Seminar: December 3: Still "Saving Babies"? The
Impact of Child Medicaid Expansions on High School Completion Rates, Lincoln Groves.
In this new IRP Fast Focus brief Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond draws from his own extensive research to examine
how rising housing costs, stagnant or falling incomes among the poor, and a shortfall of federal housing assistance
have led to a housing crisis among poor families.