"Reducing Health Disparities by Poverty Status" by Barbara Wolfe reviews research evidence on connections
between low income and poor health in the United States and explores cost-effective policy options.
This webinar will provide an overview of behavioral economics and neuroeconomics and discuss how findings
from these two fields can be applied to poverty research and policy.
IRP is hosting four scholars this year, from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and food assistance
researchers, who will be mentored by an Affiliate, meet with researchers with similar interests, and present
a seminar on their recent work.
Lawrence Berger, Robert Haveman, and Timothy Smeeding evaluate the 2014 income, poverty, and health insurance
coverage statistics released September 16 by the Census Bureau.
IRP Director Lawrence Berger discusses a Wisconsin study he conducted with other IRP colleagues that explores the
relationship between foster care and academic achievement using linked child welfare and Department of
Public Instruction data.
The five articles in this issue of Focus all touch on place-based poverty topics; whether and how
location matters. Taken together, these articles make a strong case that location does, indeed, matter greatly.
IRP and its partner Mathematica released a report on early implementation findings from an ambitious
national demonstration designed to identify policies to help noncustodial parents support their children.
Please join us in welcoming our new affiliates who joined us in the last year (2014–2015).
Next IRP Seminar: October 8: Start, Start Again: College Pathways of Economically
Vulnerable Mothers, Nicole Deterding.
This webinar explores the question of whether social media can be an effective tool for governments
to increase access for citizens who have less education and lower incomes.
Three postdoctoral scholars have been selected for the second cohort of the National Poverty Fellows Program.
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.