April will be a busy month for the Center for Poverty Research. Along with several research seminars by top scholars, we will also host our first Poverty Research Summit in Sacramento. This event will bring together researchers, policy-makers and social service practitioners for a conversation about how policy has evolved in recent decades and how research can better inform efforts to reduce poverty in the coming decade.
As spring takes off, we have many upcoming events to highlight, including our first ever Poverty Research and Policy Summit at the UC Center Sacramento. The event will bring together researchers, policymakers, practitioners and advocates to discuss the state of poverty research and public policy in our nation. We also have a full seminar series taking off in early March, a new issue of Poverty Research Now and new videos highlighting some of our scholars’ research perspectives. Check them out!
An important part of our mission at the Center for Poverty Research is to educate and inform the public and policy-makers about critical facts and findings on poverty in the U.S. Our recent conference on poverty and low-wage labor markets provided broad context on low-wage work in the U.S. today and highlighted a variety of new findings about how best to improve conditions of low-wage workers.
We have many exciting events taking place at the Center this fall, including a conference that will bring together researchers from several disciplines to discuss myriad aspects of the low-wage labor market. We are also excited to announce an upcoming seminar by one of the country’s leading experts on the causes and consequences of housing eviction. Check out our website for the latest research and policy briefs, and to find out about additional upcoming events.
This summer, we bring you summaries of some of our latest research, and ask you to join us in congratulating the Center’s graduate students on their recent awards and recognition. This combination of student training and current, high-quality research capture the essence of what the Center for Poverty Research does. As always, feel free to respond with comments and suggestions on what we’re doing and how we can continue to engage with you all.
We are delighted to highlight three poverty researchers in this issue, two of whom will be giving talks at the Center this spring. Please join us for those upcoming events! We are also very pleased to include a profile of our own faculty affiliate, Michal Kurlaender, whose career exemplifies the combination of high impact research, dissemination, and outreach that the Center strives for. In other news, we have updated our website. Take a few minutes to explore our new site and see what the Center has to offer.
As we move into Spring, the Center for Poverty Research invites you to join us for two upcoming events focused on critical and timely issues in the area of poverty, education, and labor markets. In early March, our seminar series will resume with a talk by Professor Harry Holzer of Georgetown University, a leading national expert on labor market training for traditionally disadvantaged groups. Soon after, our Spring conference will feature the latest research from prominent scholars from around the country on improving college access and achievement among lower income students.&
It has been a busy and rewarding year at the Center, and we are looking forward to more of the same in 2015. Meanwhile, be sure to check out our new policy brief highlighting the complex relationship between water quality and child health in rural immigrant communities. This newsletter also brings you two profiles of faculty who are having an impact on our community–one a local faculty affiliate, and another who was a 2014 visiting scholar. Best wishes for a happy holiday season.
This fall we are pleased to offer two events focusing on critical new developments in poverty research. The Supplemental Poverty Measure has generated much interest and many questions from poverty experts and practitioners, and we are fortunate to have one of the leading experts on this new measure speaking on campus on November 5th. Later in November, our fall conference on Poverty and Place will bring many prominent scholars from across the country to present and discuss research on the evolving relationship between poverty, poverty policies, and place.
As the academic year begins, we are pleased to highlight some upcoming Center activities. Our fall conference on Poverty and Place will host leading researchers who examine intersections of poverty and geography. We will also host a seminar featuring one of the country’s leading experts on poverty measurement. We encourage you to continue checking our website for the latest research, policy briefs and more upcoming events.
As we move through the summer months, we’d like to share summaries of recent Center-supported research that speaks to several timely poverty and policy issues. Work on unaccompanied youth migrants, responses to changes in public health insurance, and connections between adolescent and later poverty and stress are among recent studies completed by our affiliated faculty and graduate students. Our work aimed at training new scholars and disseminating poverty research continues with plans for our fall conference, funding for new research by emerging poverty scholars, and expansion
As the academic year comes to a close, we are pleased to share our recent Center activities and announce plans for the coming year. See the policy brief links below for recent research on poverty, health care and labor markets, and mark your calendar for our fall conference on Poverty and Place. Please check back often for the latest new research and upcoming events, and have a great summer.
The Center has had a busy November! We hosted a conference on the Affordable Care Act and have launched a new ACA Resource section on our website. This section contains useful information gained from conference participants and presenters. We have also launched our new podcast series – Poverty in Focus. Take a moment to view these and our other opportunities to stay involved!
From all of us at the Center – have a great Thanksgiving Holiday!
The new school year is underway and the Center for Poverty Research has a lot of exciting events coming up. Check out our upcoming seminars and conferences and welcome our new visiting graduate scholars!
We are looking forward to the Fall semester! Make sure to check out our new Policy Briefs on the impact of early life events on children, what difference small class size makes, and who uses school vouchers.
There’s a lot of talk about poverty in the United States – but what do official poverty statistics, and alternative measures, really mean? Check out our latest Policy Briefs, including one on poverty definitions.
As the academic year draws to a close, we want to thank you all for your support of the Center during its inaugural year. We hope to see you Wednesday at our last seminar of the quarter, and look forward to sharing more poverty-related research and news with you in the future!