We are pleased to highlight the Center’s newest outreach
activities. Our busy fall culminates this Friday with a seminar
by our very own Professor Leah Hibel, who will be sharing her
research on adversity and its impact on children’s ability to
self-regulate. We hope you will take advantage of this
opportunity to learn from a UC Davis expert.
At the start of this academic year we are excited to announce new
research by our affiliates, a top-notch set of speakers in the
coming months, and a new series, Poverty Facts, detailing
critical facts about poverty and related policies. Please
read the latest below and visit our website for more information.
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.
Throughout the fall, the Center for Poverty Research and our
colleagues on the UC Davis campus will host a number of events
that may be of interest to our network members.
Please join us for our upcoming conference on effects of the U.S.
safety net, featuring some of the top researchers from across the
country. Other events will look at critical issues of
workplace flexibility, migrant worker well-being and rising
Mark your calendar now. We look forward to seeing you.
We have an exciting fall ahead at the Center for Poverty
Research. Check out our newsletter for information about
our conference on the U.S. Safety Net, to be held November
17th, and our upcoming seminars.
We also share a summary of this past summer’s undergraduate
research program for minority students and highlight faculty
associate Dr. Michelle Ko. More information about all of our
activities is available on our website. Take a look!
As we move into spring we have a number of upcoming talks to
highlight, including both renowned “Mindset” researcher Carol
Dweck , and former Bush administration welfare policy advisor Ron
Haskins. We also share a summary of recent Center research
on the long term impacts of childhood access to the safety
net. Please read the newsletter and visit our website to
learn more about our work supporting, producing, and
disseminating the latest research on poverty.
Independent academic research on social policy and poverty has
never been more critical. In the first months of 2017, the
Center for Poverty Research will highlight important new research
on the safety net, homelessness, and children’s poverty.
Don’t miss our upcoming conference and dialogue with the policy
community on children in poverty, February 28th, 2017,
The Center for Poverty Research is excited to host a number of
online and face-to-face discussion of the latest poverty research
throughout the fall. Later this month, join us for a
chat to discuss the release of the official Census Bureau
poverty report. Next, scholars will discuss new research on
homelessness, Latino poverty, and higher education access.
Please join us for seminars, or check for podcasts of these
events on our webpage.
April will be a busy month for the Center for Poverty Research.
Along with several research seminars by top scholars, we will
also host our first Poverty Research Summit in Sacramento. This
event will bring together researchers, policy-makers and social
service practitioners for a conversation about how policy has
evolved in recent decades and how research can better inform
efforts to reduce poverty in the coming decade.
As spring takes off, we have many upcoming events to highlight,
including our first ever Poverty Research and Policy Summit at
the UC Center Sacramento. The event will bring together
researchers, policymakers, practitioners and advocates to discuss
the state of poverty research and public policy in our nation. We
also have a full seminar series taking off in early March, a new
issue of Poverty Research Now and new videos highlighting some of
our scholars’ research perspectives. Check them out!
An important part of our mission at the Center for Poverty
Research is to educate and inform the public and policy-makers
about critical facts and findings on poverty in the U.S.
Our recent conference on poverty and low-wage labor markets
provided broad context on low-wage work in the U.S. today and
highlighted a variety of new findings about how best to improve
conditions of low-wage workers.
We have many exciting events taking place at the Center this
fall, including a conference that will bring together researchers
from several disciplines to discuss myriad aspects of the
low-wage labor market. We are also excited to announce an
upcoming seminar by one of the country’s leading experts on the
causes and consequences of housing eviction. Check out our
website for the latest research and policy briefs, and to find
out about additional upcoming events.
This summer, we bring you summaries of some of our latest
research, and ask you to join us in congratulating the Center’s
graduate students on their recent awards and recognition.
This combination of student training and current, high-quality
research capture the essence of what the Center for Poverty
Research does. As always, feel free to respond with
comments and suggestions on what we’re doing and how we can
continue to engage with you all.
We are delighted to highlight three poverty researchers in this
issue, two of whom will be giving talks at the Center this
spring. Please join us for those upcoming events! We are also
very pleased to include a profile of our own faculty affiliate,
Michal Kurlaender, whose career exemplifies the combination of
high impact research, dissemination, and outreach that the Center
strives for. In other news, we have updated our website. Take a
few minutes to explore our new site and see what
the Center has to offer.
As we move into Spring, the Center for Poverty Research invites
you to join us for two upcoming events focused on critical and
timely issues in the area of poverty, education, and labor
markets. In early March, our seminar series will resume
with a talk by Professor Harry Holzer of Georgetown University, a
leading national expert on labor market training for
traditionally disadvantaged groups. Soon after, our Spring
conference will feature the latest research from prominent
scholars from around the country on improving college access and
achievement among lower income students.&
It has been a busy and rewarding year at the Center, and we are
looking forward to more of the same in 2015. Meanwhile, be
sure to check out our new policy brief highlighting the complex
relationship between water quality and child health in rural
immigrant communities. This newsletter also brings you two
profiles of faculty who are having an impact on our
community–one a local faculty affiliate, and another who was a
2014 visiting scholar. Best wishes for a happy holiday
This fall we are pleased to offer two events focusing on critical
new developments in poverty research. The Supplemental
Poverty Measure has generated much interest and many questions
from poverty experts and practitioners, and we are fortunate to
have one of the leading experts on this new measure speaking on
campus on November 5th. Later in November, our fall
conference on Poverty and Place will bring many prominent
scholars from across the country to present and discuss research
on the evolving relationship between poverty, poverty policies,
As the academic year begins, we are pleased to highlight some
upcoming Center activities. Our fall conference on Poverty and
Place will host leading researchers who examine intersections of
poverty and geography. We will also host a seminar featuring one
of the country’s leading experts on poverty measurement. We
encourage you to continue checking our website for the latest
research, policy briefs and more upcoming events.
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
As the academic year comes to a close, we are pleased to share
our recent Center activities and announce plans for the coming
year. See the policy brief links below for recent research
on poverty, health care and labor markets, and mark your calendar
for our fall conference on Poverty and Place. Please check back
often for the latest new research and upcoming events, and have a
The Center has had a busy November! We hosted a conference on the
Affordable Care Act and have launched a new ACA Resource section
on our website. This section contains useful information gained
from conference participants and presenters. We have also
launched our new podcast series – Poverty in Focus. Take a moment
to view these and our other opportunities to stay involved!
From all of us at the Center – have a great Thanksgiving Holiday!
The new school year is underway and the Center for Poverty
Research has a lot of exciting events coming up. Check out our
upcoming seminars and conferences and welcome our new visiting
We are looking forward to the Fall semester! Make sure to check
out our new Policy Briefs on the impact of early life events on
children, what difference small class size makes, and who uses
There’s a lot of talk about poverty in the United States – but
what do official poverty statistics, and alternative measures,
really mean? Check out our latest Policy Briefs, including
one on poverty definitions.
As the academic year draws to a close, we want to thank you all
for your support of the Center during its inaugural year. We hope
to see you Wednesday at our last seminar of the quarter, and look
forward to sharing more poverty-related research and news with
you in the future!