This webinar will broadly review the factors that limit labor market skills among disadvantaged students and workers.
Dorceta Taylor discusses her book, Toxic Communities, which addresses the structural processes by which poor
and minority Americans are disproportionately exposed to industrial pollution, and the state of environmental justice
This webinar will examine how, in the last several decades, there have been dramatic shifts in the geography
of poverty in U.S. metropolitan areas.
Researchers studying the economic and policy forces that affect Wisconsin poverty released their latest results:
10.9 percent of state residents are poor.
The Wisconsin Poverty Report, by Timothy Smeeding and Julia Isaacs and to be released April 22, presents a timely
analysis of poverty in the state and by county and multicounty area.
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.
Focus 31.2 examines education and poverty: early childhood interventions for low-income children;
educational opportunity for homeless students; the relative effectiveness of neighborhood and school interventions
at reducing inequality; how school quality affects the success of a conditional cash transfer program; and
increasing college completion for low-income students.
IRP-Morgridge student intern Neil Damron prepared this fact sheet, which explores current research on possible effects of disadvantage on brain development.