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News and Events: February 2013

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Annual Small Grants Competition

The Center awards up to 5 grants of up to $20,000 each for research in our priority research areas. Preference is given to junior scholars from all disciplines, both quantitative and qualitative research proposals are welcomed. Awardees will present their findings the following year at our annual conference.


Susan Clampet-Lundquist
Associate Professor of Sociology, Saint Joseph's University

Project Title: Housing Mobility and the Intergenerational Transmission of Neighborhood Poverty

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Conference Considers the Role of Community Colleges in Workforce Development
January 11, 2013

DAVIS, Calif. — The Center for Poverty Research at UC Davis hosted an interdisciplinary gathering of scholars, educators and policymakers to discuss new research on community colleges and the role they play in workforce development. The conference took place on January 11, 2013.

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Center for Poverty Research Hosts Former White House Advisor
February 13, 2013

DAVIS, Calif. — Dr. Ron Haskins, the former White House and congressional advisor who was instrumental in the 1996 overhaul of national welfare policy, is the Center for Poverty Research Winter Distinguished Visiting Scholar at UC Davis this February.

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Meet Our Researchers


Michal Kurlaender
Professor of Education

Michal Kurlaender’s work focuses on education policy and evaluation, particularly practices that address existing racial/ethnic and socioeconomic inequality at various stages of the educational attainment process.

127 School of Education Building
Davis, CA
(530) 752-3748