IRP affiliate Alice Goffman will discuss her experiences during
the six years she lived in a disadvantaged neighborhood in Philadelphia, the subject of her book "On the Run,"
which has received widespread attention and acclaim.
IRP is seeking talented postdoctoral researchers for the National Poverty Fellows Program. Click on the banner
for more information.
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee economist Owen Thompson talks about his research that examines how parenting practices
changed among southern African Americans relative to their experiences during the civil rights era.
In this webinar, Professors Pollak and Wolfe will discuss their interdisciplinary study that examines how the
brain reflects family socio-economic status and the potential consequences for schooling attainment. Register Now.
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.
Next IRP Seminar: November 20: School Quality Moderates the Impacts of a Conditional Cash
Transfer Program on High School Students: Evidence from an Experimental Evaluation in New York City, Sharon Wolf.
"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.
"Is the American Dream Still Attainable?" fact sheet explores recent research on income and wealth inequality
and policy ideas for reducing inequality and increasing opportunity.