In this podcast CPR Faculty Affiliate Amanda Guyer and Kimberly
Noble, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Education at
Teacher’s College, Columbia University, discuss the impact
of inequality on children’s brain development. Noble’s work
focuses on the emerging field of socioeconomic disparities and
children’s neurocognitive development.
Noble spoke at the Center for Poverty Research in February of
In this podcast Marianne Page and Melissa Kearney discuss the
impact of changes in male earnings on marriage rates in the
United States, with a focus on implications for children.
In October, 2017 Kearney was a seminar series speaker at the
Center for Poverty Research. Her work focuses on issues of
social policy, poverty and inequality. Many of her papers discuss
the effect of government programs on economic conditions and the
behaviors and outcomes of economically disadvantaged populations.
She is a Professor of Economics at the University of
In this podcast, David Figlio and Michal Kurlaender discuss how
inequality before a child is even born can compound across a
lifetime, and the difference high-quality schools can make for
This special podcast report describes a new study by center
director Ann Stevens and graduate student affiliate Chloe East
that examines how many workers at or near the minimum wage still
rely on safety net programs to help their families get by.
In this podcast, Harry Holzer and Center Director Ann Stevens
discuss how colleges have taken on the role of building the U.S.
labor force. In March, 2015, Holzer visited the center as a
Visiting Scholar to present the seminar “Building Labor Market
Skills among Disadvantaged Americans.”
In this podcast, Kathleen Short and Center Director Ann Stevens
discuss the Supplemental Poverty Measure and other attempts to
measure poverty throughout the nation. In November, 2014, Short
visited the center to present the seminar “The Supplemental
Poverty Measure for 2013: Latest Estimates and Research.”
In this podcast, visiting scholar Stephanie Jones and Amanda
Guyer, a UC Davis Associate Professor of Human Development and
Family Studies, discuss the long-term impacts of poverty and
violence on social and emotional development in a conversation
that ranges from classroom interventions to cross-disciplinary
research into non-cognitive skills.
In this podcast, visiting scholar Caroline Hoxby discusses her
Expanding College Opportunities Project with UC Davis Professor
of Economics Scott Carrell and Associate Professor of Education
Michal Kurlaender, including the project’s interventions with
college-bound, low-income, high-achieving students.
In this podcast, visiting scholar Ezra Rosser and UC Davis Law
professor and Center faculty affiliate Lisa Pruitt discuss a
range of issues related to Native American Poverty, from its lack
of visibility and interest for legal scholars to its causes and