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.
Berger is a professor in the School of Social Work, where he chairs the doctoral program, and a faculty
affiliate of the La Follette School of Public Affairs, Center for Demography and Ecology, Waisman
Center, Center for Financial Security, and other campus centers.
Sarah Halpern-Meekin talks about her research on how recipients of the Earned Income Tax Credit
understand and respond to the incentives of the EITC, especially regarding decisions about childbearing,
marriage, and earnings.
August 6, 2014: IRP Webinar: Heirs' Property: Preventing Loss and Promoting Effective Utilization,
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The IRP RIDGE Center for National Food and Nutrition Assistance Research funded four outstanding proposals.
Read the abstracts here.
On our new ANNALS Family Complexity page, see the table of contents, find rolling access to
volume articles, and get a 20 percent off discount code to purchase the volume.
IRP awarded small grants to five emerging scholars who are examining the intergenerational
transmission of poverty and promising programs to reduce it.
Lawrence Katz delivered IRP's 2014 Robert Lampman Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, April 23,
2014, video of the lecture is now available.
The latest Fast Focus research brief is based on presentations, discussions, and conclusions of a workshop on financial decision-making among the disadvantaged that IRP staged with the Center for Financial Security.
IRP, ASPE, and OPRE announce the four 2014-2015 postdoctoral fellows who will serve in the National Poverty Fellows Program, a new federal government-university partnership.
Recent research on how the American family has changed over the past half century is summarized in this inaugural issue of Focus on Policy, IRP's new brief series designed for policymakers.
Next IRP Seminar: September 4, 2014: Capital in the Twenty-First Century: A Review Essay, Steven Durlauf.