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