IRP is now accepting applications for the 2015 Teaching Poverty 101 Workshop, which is designed to help college instructors plan college-level courses on the causes, consequences, and cures of poverty. Applications due January 4, 2015.
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 27: No Seminar this week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.
"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.