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.
New York University Professor Dalton Conley talks about how advances in the availability of genomic data can
potentially inform the study of intergenerational poverty and inequality.
Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Kathryn Edin, and Laura Tach will discuss their new book, It's Not Like I'm Poor,
which details how everyday Americans have gotten by since welfare reform's sweeping transformation in the 1990s. 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: January 22, 2015: In Search of 'A Better Life': Low-Income Black Parents' Migration Motivations & Experiences in Suburban Community and School Contexts, Linn Posey Maddox.
"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.
IRP-Morgridge undergraduate intern Neil Damron prepared this fact sheet with guidance from Julie Poehlmann-Tynan,
Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the UW-Madison Waisman
Center and co-editor of Children of Incarcerated Parents.