In addition to providing core funding for the UC Davis Center for
Poverty Research, the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services currently sponsors two additional poverty research
centers in the United States (at the University of Wisconsin and
Stanford University). Across the country, several other
centers are actively engaged in poverty-related research.
In this policy brief, Barbara Wolfe shares recent research
evidence on the connections between low income and poor health in
the United States. Wolfe, the Richard A. Easterlin Professor of
Public Affairs, Economics, and Population Health Sciences, and
Affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the
University of Wisconsin–Madison, suggests cost-effective,
evidence-based policy options to reduce and prevent these
disparities that could be funded by shifting some current public
health expenditures on efforts that have not proved successful.
The rise of administrative data is rapidly transforming the study
of mobility, poverty, and other labor market outcomes. A new data
center, dubbed PADS, has been established at Stanford University
and will be co-led by CPI Research Group leaders C. Matthew Snipp
and Raj Chetty.