This new research and policy brief summarizes current understanding of childhood obesity and promising programs to prevent and counteract it.
In this webinar, Marci Ybarra will discuss current family leave policies and research and her work on how expanding paid family leave could improve the well-being of families with children.
This new fact sheet explores recent research into lower rates of college completion by disadvantaged students and promising efforts to help level the playing field.
The annual release of poverty-related statistics shows that between 2015 and 2016, median household income rose; the percentage of people in poverty declined using both the official and supplemental poverty measures; and the percentage of people without health insurance coverage declined. For details and report links, see the Census press release.
In this podcast episode, sociologist Jason Houle of Dartmouth College discusses the growth of student loan debt and its implications for racial and economic inequalities in the United States.
These six graduate students were awarded dissertation research support by IRP and the four founding member institutions of the IRP-coordinated U.S. Collaborative of Poverty Centers. Fellows are (l to r): Christopher Cambron, Marcy Jagdeo-Adekoya, Jaehyun Nam, Emily Parrott, Anna Reosti, and Cody Vaughn.
Four exceptional emerging scholars, Jordan Conwell, Diana Hernàndez, Adrian Huerta, and Marci Ybarra, were selected as part of the IRP Scholars-in-Residence Program to visit member institutions of the IRP-coordinated U.S. Collaborative of Poverty Centers (CPC).
The articles in the latest issue consider the intergenerational transmission of poverty: how family poverty affects children's life chances, the mechanisms of transmission, and the programs and policies that may reduce the effects of poverty on early development.
IRP Affiliate Alfonso Morales is helping communities establish successful farmers markets, especially in underserved areas. (Photo by Bryce Richter, UW News).

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