The 2015-2016 IRP RIDGE Center small grant competition theme is "The Impacts of Food Assistance Programs
on Child, Adult, and Family Well-Being." Notice of Intent due April 17; Proposal due May 6
IRP has two competitive visiting scholars programs, one for poverty researchers from underrepresented racial
and ethnic groups, and one for food assistance researchers. Photo by Jeff Miller/University of Wisconsin-Madison
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.
The distinguished scholar Raj Chetty delivered the 2015 Lampman Lecture
on March 4, watch the video on the IRP YouTube Channel.
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.
Zachary Oberfield of the Haverford College Department of Political Science discusses his research on how
"street-level bureaucrats" develop in their first years on the job, and what that means for how they act
and how the public experiences government.
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.
Next IRP Seminar: April 2: No seminar this week, spring break.
IRP-Morgridge student intern Neil Damron prepared this fact sheet, which explores current research on possible effects of disadvantage on brain development.