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News and Events: June 2018

As summer approaches we are excited to share with you some new research and a preview of our plans for the fall. Save the date for our Fall Conference on Poverty, Segregation and Locality, which will take place November 16-17.

Our fall seminar series will feature talks by Jennifer Doleac of Texas A & M University, Analisa Packham of Miami University, and other invited scholars and researchers, so stay tuned.

We’ll introduce our new Poverty Facts series this fall. Poverty Facts will provide key background information for understanding research and policies affecting poverty, authored by faculty and graduate student affiliates of CPR. If you’d like to suggest a topic of interest for a future Poverty Facts brief, let us know at povertycenter@ucdavis.edu.

Below, you’ll find our latest podcast on the role of career and technical education (CTE) programs in improving earnings for low-wage workers and a recently published policy brief by CPR faculty affiliates Caitlin Patler and Erin Hamilton and graduate student Robin Savinar. The brief addresses an important and timely issue, the impact of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy on the psychological wellbeing of young immigrants who were granted temporary legal status under the program.

We wish you a pleasant summer.

Visit poverty.ucdavis.edu to learn more about our ongoing work and activities.

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DACA Uncertainty May Undermine its Positive Impact on Wellbeing
By Caitlin Patler, Erin Hamilton and Robin Savinar, UC Davis

Young, undocumented Latino immigrants face many challenges in the United States. Undocumented Latino youth are less likely to graduate from high school and attend college than native-born youth and are more likely to live in poverty and report clinical levels of depression. Our research examines the impact of changes in legal status related to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on Latino immigrant young adults in California, with a focus on distress and psychological wellbeing.

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The Role of Career and Technical Education in Labor Market Outcomes
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In this podcast graduate student affiliate Ethan Krohn interviews Ann Huff Stevens on the impact of career and technical education (CTE) programs on labor market outcomes. Those facing job loss and displacement are often referred to training programs, despite limited evidence about how well these programs work to support earnings. Research conducted by Ann Stevens, Michal Kurleander and Michel Grosz using data on the California community college system helps fill this gap in evidence.