This webinar will explore 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.
In work that is receiving international attention, Barbara Wolfe, Seth Pollak, Nicole Hair, and Jamie Hanson
find the missing link connecting the structural brain delays associated with growing up in poverty and poor
Three postdoctoral scholars have been selected for the second cohort of the National Poverty Fellows Program.
Robert Haveman, Rebecca Blank, Robert Moffitt, Timothy Smeeding, and Geoffrey Wallace published a new article in the Journal of Public Policy and Management that provides a 50-year retrospective analysis of the nation's antipoverty efforts.
UCLA Associate Professor of Economics Leah Boustan discusses the Great Black Migration that took place in the
United States from 1915 to 1970 and how competition from migrants from the South affected wages in Northern labor
Eleven students who received training and mentoring from the GRF program and IRP affiliates have earned
their Ph.D.'s, and all have jobs in academe and research.
Georgetown labor economist and Professor of Public Policy Harry Holzer discusses policy strategies for improving
employability and job quality of disadvantaged workers. His presentation and slides are available for viewing.
IRP-Morgridge intern Neil Damron shares what he learned about the causes, consequences, and possible policy remedies for student homelessness.
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.
Focus 31.2 examines education and poverty: early childhood interventions for low-income children;
educational opportunity for homeless students; the relative effectiveness of neighborhood and school interventions
at reducing inequality; how school quality affects the success of a conditional cash transfer program; and
increasing college completion for low-income students.