IRP seeks to fund extramural research to improve child support operations and policies. Proposals are invited from Ph.D.-holding scholars at all career stages, from postdoctoral fellows to senior faculty, and from all disciplines.
In this podcast episode, Claudia Persico discusses a study she conducted with David Figlio and Jeffrey Roth that looks at the effects of prenatal exposure to a Superfund site on later learning outcomes.
Grad students from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply for this training at Howard University, May 20–26, 2018.
IRP's latest two-page research/policy brief summarizes current understanding of the prevalence and correlates of deep poverty and the safety net's effectiveness in preventing and reducing it.
Presenters discuss racial disparities in reliance on student loans, loan debt, incidence of default, and labor market discrimination and their implications for the black-white wealth gap.
IRP weekly seminars meet on Thursdays from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in room 8417 Social Science Building (unless otherwise noted), and are open to the public.
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.

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