Podcast Poverty Research & Policy Podcast
 2017 Episodes

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Student Loan Debt and the Reproduction of Racial Wealth Inequality (September 2017)

Jason Houle

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.

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Attachment Behaviors in Children with Incarcerated Fathers (August 2017)

Scott Winship

In this podcast episode, child psychologist Julie Poehlmann-Tynan of the University of Wisconsin–Madison talks about a new study on attachment in children who have an incarcerated father and discusses some of the factors that may lead to differences in kids' attachment behaviors.

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Extreme Poverty after Welfare Reform (July 2017)

Scott Winship

In this podcast episode, Scott Winship discusses his research about poverty trends in the United States, arguing that welfare reform in 1996 did not lead to an increase in the numbers of those in extreme poverty and that fewer people are living on $2-a-day or less than has been previously reported.

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Mortgage Markets and the Roots of Racial Health Disparities (June 2017)

Abigail Sewell

In this podcast, Abigail Sewell of Emory University discusses her research on how political and economic processes underlying mortgage markets may be at the root of some racial disparities in health.

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How Governments and Corporations Made the Criminal Justice System Profitable (May 2017)

Joe Soss

In this podcast, Joe Soss of the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs discusses how criminal justice system practices including fines, fees, civil asset forfeiture, and the bail and prison industries led to the creation of what he calls a predatory system of governance.

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What Does it Cost to Raise a Child? (April 2017)

Harry Brighouse

In this podcast, University of Wisconsin–Madison philosophy professor Harry Brighouse discusses how to think about the costs of raising a child beyond traditional measures, illustrating what philosophers can do for social scientists who study poverty.

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Does the Timing of SNAP Benefits Affect Kids' Performance on Tests? (March 2017)

Anna Gassman-Pines

In this podcast, Anna Gassman-Pines of Duke University talks about a study she completed that links the timing of SNAP benefits in a household to children's end-of-grade achievement test scores.

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How Do Resources Matter for Health and Quality of Life? (February 2017)

Julien Teitler

In this podcast, Columbia University professor Julien Teitler discusses a study he conducted with Melissa Martinson, Rayven Plaza, and Nancy Reichman about how income disparities affect cardiovascular health across the lifespan.

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Does it Matter Where You Get Your Two-Year Degree? (January 2017)

Nicole Deterding

In IRP's 50th podcast episode, IRP National Poverty Fellow Nicole Deterding talks about research she and her colleague, David Pedulla of Stanford University, conducted that examines employers' responses to degrees from for-profit versus non-profit two-year colleges in the early phases of the hiring process.

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