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Focus on Poverty & Classroom Supplement 37(1), June 2021
Assessing the Responsiveness of the U.S. Safety Net to the COVID-19 Economic Crisis

The three articles in this issue draw from papers published in volume 686 of the ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. This volume focused on entitlement reform and was published in December 2019. We thank volume editors and IRP affiliates Robert Moffitt of Johns Hopkins University and James Ziliak of University of Kentucky for working with us to identify topics for this issue of Focus on Poverty (formerly Focus).

Introduction to the issue

Modernizing the Unemployment Insurance system to better respond to economic downturns, by
Till von Wachter

Reforming housing assistance to better respond to recipient needs, by Robert Collinson, Ingrid Gould Ellen, and Jens Ludwig

Options to improve the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), by Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach



Child Poverty, Children, Economic Support, Employment, Financial Security, Food & Nutrition, Food Assistance, Food Insecurity, Health, Health General, Homelessness, Housing, Housing Assistance, Housing Market, Labor Market, Low-Wage Work, Means-Tested Programs, Place, Place General, Poverty Measurement, Poverty Measurement General, Social Insurance Programs, Unemployment/Nonemployment


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