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News and Events: March 2018

This spring we are excited to host two talks by the center’s own faculty affiliates, Michelle Ko and Ann Stevens.  Join us to learn more about healthcare in the San Joaquin Valley and about the EITC. 

We also share a new policy brief on how the risks of becoming poor in the United States differ from other countries.  Please read the newsletter to learn more about our ongoing work and activities.

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Policy Briefs

Policy Brief Sign up for e-news Ryan Finnigan
Graph of income in 29 countries

Penalties for Poverty Risks Drive High Poverty in the United States
By Ryan Finnigan, UC Davis

When measured relative to median income, poverty in the United States, at 16.3 percent, is much higher than in many industrialized, democratic countries. To explain this, scholars, politicians, and the public often focus on the risks of poverty. Risks are characteristics more common among the poor than the non-poor, like low education, unemployment, single motherhood, or young age of the head of household. In a study I conducted with David Brady and Sabine Huebgen, we found that the cause of relatively high poverty in the U.S.

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Kimberly Noble

Inequality and Children’s Brain Development
Amanda Guyer in conversation with Kimberly Noble

In this podcast CPR Faculty Affiliate Amanda Guyer and Kimberly Noble, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Education at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, discuss the impact of inequality on children’s brain development. Noble’s work focuses on the emerging field of socioeconomic disparities and children’s neurocognitive development. 

Noble spoke at the Center for Poverty Research in February of 2018.