Low-wage work in itself can affects individuals and families in different ways. It can affect relationships and how parents raise their children. In times of unexpected hardships like the recent recession, it can also create additional stress and uncertainty. Learn more here about the lives of low-wage workers.
In this presentation, David Pedulla discusses his work on the stigma of low-wage work based experimental field and survey evidence. Pedulla is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and a Faculty Research Associate of the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
Children are removed from their families for different reasons, but poverty and disconnection from financial support such as employment or public benefits are associated with referrals to child welfare and children being placed outside the home. Our new research suggests that efforts to minimize the negative financial impact of child placement for parents have the potential to improve both the financial lives of vulnerable families and their chances for reunification.
In this October 2013 seminar, Center Faculty Affiliate Sasha Abramsky discussed his work researching and writing about today’s poor for his new book The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives.
Transitions into and out of poverty often happen after major events such as marriage, divorce, or changes in income. They are also associated with economic factors, such as unemployment rates or wages.