The goal of the special issue is to bring together the most current research on the link between poverty and child
maltreatment. Empirically rigorous analyses that move beyond descriptive and correlational findings are encouraged.
Abstracts due by February 5, 2015.
Next IRP Seminar: January 29, Seminar: Are Street-Level Bureaucrats Born or Made?
An Analysis of Police Officer and Welfare Caseworker Socialization, Zachary Oberfield.
This annual lecture seeks to reach beyond familiar and well-explored fields of poverty research, to
challenge accepted paradigms, and to open paths to new research models and methodologies.
New York University Professor Dalton Conley talks about how advances in the availability of genomic data can
potentially inform the study of intergenerational poverty and inequality.
In this webinar, Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Kathryn Edin, and Laura Tach discussed their new book, It's Not Like I'm Poor,
which details how everyday Americans have gotten by since welfare reform's sweeping transformation in the 1990s.
Clicking on the banner will take you to a recording of the webinar.
These two policy briefs are drawn from IRP's research and policy conference on Building Human Capital and
Economic Potential. They share recent research by leading social scientists on how low-income workers and
their families have been affected by the economy and labor market and the performance of the safety net as
income supports. The briefs also present promising policy ideas discussed at the conference.
"Building Human Capital and Economic Potential" by Carolyn Heinrich and Timothy Smeeding synthesizes papers and
discussion from an IRP conference on the challenges of employing workers with low education and skills.
The latest issue of Focus features articles by panelists at the April 2014 conference "Poverty, Policy,
and People: 25 Years of Research and Training at the University of Michigan." The articles cover four areas:
Poverty and Welfare, Children and Families, Race and Immigration, and Inequality and Mobility.
IRP-Morgridge undergraduate intern Neil Damron prepared this fact sheet with guidance from Julie Poehlmann-Tynan,
Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the UW-Madison Waisman
Center and co-editor of Children of Incarcerated Parents.