November 13, 2023
Work requirements aim to promote employment among the poor, but most people in poor households work, live with someone who works, or face barriers to employment.
Over 14 percent children and 9 percent of adults in the United States lived in poverty as measured by the official poverty rate in 2019. Our posts cover a range of topics related to poverty in the U.S. and around the world, including research on the causes and broader consequences of poverty; racial and ethnic disparities in income and wealth; the long-term impacts of growing up in poverty for children and society at large; the role of safety net programs such as Medicaid, social security, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); and global poverty reduction.
October 18, 2023
Unpredictable and involuntary income fluctuations negatively impact consumption, parenting, and children’s schooling beyond the effects of income level.
October 1, 2023
A discussion with Diane Schanzenbach on the sources of the recent rise in poverty, the human consequences of living poor, and the role of public policy in poverty reduction.
May 28, 2023
A discussion with Arline Geronimus on the consequences of chronic stress among black, and poor Americans, especially as it relates to maternal and infant health.
November 28, 2022
New findings based on two decades of research are reshaping how we understand the importance of neighborhood environments for adults and children.
March 1, 2022
Poverty is associated with increased risk of family and youth violence. Do anti-poverty programs have the potential to mitigate these types of violence?
May 31, 2021
With over 1 in 7 children living in poverty in 2019, the United States is an outlier among rich nations. It doesn’t have to be this way, according to University of California, Berkeley professor Hilary Hoynes.