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News & Events: September 2016

The Center for Poverty Research is excited to host a number of online and face-to-face discussion of the latest poverty research throughout the fall.  Later this month, join us for a Twitter chat to discuss the release of the official Census Bureau poverty report.  Next, scholars will discuss new research on homelessness, Latino poverty, and higher education access.  Please join us for seminars, or check for podcasts of these events on our webpage.

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CPR readies for Sept. 13 Census report on poverty

The new Census Bureau report on poverty, to be released on Sept. 13th, will tell us the new poverty rate and details about who is poor in the United States. The Center for Poverty Research is preparing a number of responses to share what research shows can help end poverty for millions of individuals and families.

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Article Marianne P. Bitler

Time to revisit Bill Clinton’s welfare reform
Research by Marianne Bitler and Hilary Hoynes featured in the Washington Post

Washington Post, May 28, 2016

HILLARY CLINTON’S presidential campaign is premised, at least implicitly, on the idea that if you liked her husband Bill Clinton’s presidency, you’ll love hers. That’s understandable, given that the period between 1993 and 2001 saw economic growth, balanced budgets and declining crime. At the same time, it was inevitable, and also fair, that her opponents in 2016 would challenge this upbeat narrative.

Worker Hours Are More Unpredictable Than Ever
Research by Ryan Finnigan featured in Bloomberg

Bloomberg, August 22, 2016

What a job looks like has changed for many people since the recession. In general, things are looking up: Both unemployment and jobless claims are falling. But a good chunk of job creation has come at the highest and lowest ends of the spectrum, a trend that has only recently started to change with gains for middle-wage earners. Many people who lost well-paying jobs have found work, but for less money, doing hourly retail and food services jobs.

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