Economic Support

Economic support programs are intended to serve people who are unemployed, disabled, have low earnings, or experience other economic or material hardship. They operate under two broad categories: social insurance (such as Social Security and unemployment insurance) and means-tested transfers (such as SNAP/Food Stamps and Medicaid), sometimes called social assistance.

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Interrupting Intergenerational Poverty: New Research and Recommendations for Policy and Practice

  • Anna Aizer, Mary E. Pattillo, and Michael R. Strain
  • Webinar
  • March 20 2024
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Maternal Employment Drops when Child Care is Expensive and Hard to Find

  • Liana Christin Landivar, William J. Scarborough, Caitlyn Collins, and Leah Ruppanner
  • Focus on Poverty & Classroom Supplement
  • January 2024
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The Growing Burden of Black Student Debt

  • Jordan Conwell and Louise Seamster
  • Webinar
  • February 21 2024
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Disrupting Discrimination in Funding for Early Care and Education

  • Karen Babbs Hollett and Erica Frankenberg
  • Focus on Poverty & Classroom Supplement
  • January 2024
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Social Support Can Mitigate Material Hardship for Families Facing Unstable Child Care Subsidy Use

  • Jaeseung Kim and Julia R. Henly
  • Focus on Poverty & Classroom Supplement
  • January 2024