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News & Events: July 2014

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 of our undergraduate programming to students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  Please read the newsletter and visit our website to learn more about our work supporting, producing, and disseminating the latest research on poverty.

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Upcoming Events

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Policy Briefs

State Public Insurance Reduced the Incentive to Work among Childless Adults
by Laura Dague, Texas A&M University; Thomas DeLeire, Georgetown University and Lindsey Leininger, University of Illinois at Chicago

Public insurance can provide needed medical coverage for those who cannot afford it. Considering that private insurance is often bound to employment, a public option could have an impact on the labor market if it reduces incentives to work.

Poverty during Childhood and Adolescence May Predict Long-term Health
by Natalie Troxel and Paul Hastings, UC Davis

Growing up in poverty may have long-term impacts beyond the chance of a better financial future. The stress of early-life poverty may in fact be associated with serious health problems well into adulthood.

Ongoing research by Center Graduate Student Fellow Natalie Troxel and Faculty Affiliate Paul Hastings examines the association between poverty and compromised adult health, which may have implications for healthcare costs in the U.S.

Exploitation, Poverty and Marginality among Unaccompanied Migrant Youth
by Stephanie Lynnette Canizales, University of Southern California

With unauthorized youth at the forefront of immigration reform discourse and policy proposals, understanding the diversity of their profiles and experiences is necessary to create holistic immigration policies.

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Erin R. Hamilton
Associate Professor of Sociology

Erin Hamilton received her degree in Sociology from the University of Texas, Austin in 2009. Her current research investigates the social and demographic sources of international migration from Mexico to the United States.

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New UCD-SPREE Program Brings Undergraduates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to UC Davis
June 23, 2014

DAVIS, Calif. — The UC Davis Center for Poverty Research has launched a program to host undergraduates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for summer experiences with poverty research and mentorship toward academic careers.