IRP Podcasts – 2016
Hosted by David Chancellor.
Listen to our podcast on UW–Madison's iTunes U.
In this podcast, Chris Herbst of Arizona State University discusses his research on changes in the cost of child care in the United States in recent decades. Despite reports of skyrocketing child care costs, Herbst finds that child care costs have been essentially flat since around 2000 and that there has been a noticeable divergence in the quality of child care that low- and high-income parents purchase for their children.Music is from "Test Drive" by Zapac
Our April 2016 podcast features IRP National Poverty Fellow Megan Reid discussing her research on cohabiting stepfamily formation among low-income black families in the Bronx and, in particular, the ways in which mothers engage in deliberative vetting of potential partners before allowing them to move in.Music is from "Test Drive" by Zapac
The Tax War on Poverty (March 2016)
In this podcast, law professor Susannah Camic Tahk discusses the growth in U.S. antipoverty programs that are administered through the tax code and what it means for the politics of these programs, how they're administered, and the types of problems that they raise.Music is from "Test Drive" by Zapac
Our February 2016 podcast features Lincoln Groves, who is a postdoctoral scholar in the National Poverty Fellows Program, talking about his research on how increased Child Medicaid access in the 1980s and early 1990s may have led to improved high school graduation rates.Music is from "Test Drive" by Zapac
How Did the Safety Net Support Kids with Unemployed Parents during the Great Recession? (January 2016)
In this podcast, Urban Institute Senior Fellow and IRP visiting scholar Julia Isaacs talks about the effectiveness of safety net supports for low-income children with an unemployed parent during the Great Recession.Music is from "Test Drive" by Zapac