In this podcast episode, Scott Winship discusses his research about poverty trends in the United States, arguing that welfare reform in 1996 did not lead to an increase in the numbers of those in extreme poverty and that fewer people are living on $2-a-day or less than has been previously reported.
In this webinar, Alexes Harris will discuss the use of monetary sanctions by municipal and state courts and how this form of punishment reinforces existing inequalities in the United States.
IRP and the Center on Race and Wealth introduced a new workshop at Howard University in June that helps participants prepare a competitive dissertation proposal.
IRP Affiliate Alfonso Morales is helping communities establish successful farmers markets, especially in underserved areas. (Photo by Bryce Richter, UW News).
Under the Wisconsin-specific measure, statewide poverty fell to 9.7 percent, with only two counties (La Crosse and Milwaukee) higher and six counties significantly lower (Washington/Ozaukee, Waukesha, Outagamie, Dodge and Jefferson, Sheboygan, and Brown) than the statewide rate.
This brief summarizes recent research examining the connections between low income and child maltreatment and how findings might inform policymaking.
This fact sheet, created by IRP-Morgridge Intern Jacob Roble, explores the latest research on financial barriers to college completion and notes policy and program ideas proposed to address them.
The five articles in the latest issue examine the social determinants of health, and provide support for the argument that social and economic policy is also health policy.