The Center provides many opportunities to graduate students, from
mentoring on research and career objectives, to courses,
conferences, our annual graduate student retreat, as well as
opportunities in our visiting graduate student scholar program.
The Center for Poverty Research at UC Davis seeks applications
from graduate students who are interested in visiting the
Center in order to expand their understanding of the causes and
consequences of poverty.
We seek applications from Ph.D. students in a variety of
disciplines, including economics, psychology, sociology, social
work, public policy and graduate schools of law and education,
with research interests in our core research areas.
Description: This interdisciplinary course will
provide background on poverty statistics, theories and evidence
on the causes and consequences of poverty, and the history and
efficacy of major anti-poverty programs in the United States.
The Center hosts an annual graduate student retreat attended by
faculty and students engaged in poverty research from a variety
of disciplines. Faculty provide advice and workshops on grad
school success and the career market, while students give
presentations on their dissertation work to a crowd of
enthusiastic and supportive colleagues.
Students from the departments of including Economics, Education,
Human Development, Law, Nutrition, Psychology, and Sociology are
nominated by our research affiliates to participate.