The Center for Poverty & Inequality Research hosts an annual
seminar series on poverty issues. We are pleased to welcome
faculty, researchers, and thought leaders to the UC Davis campus.
Most of our seminars are located in Andrews Conference Room, 2203
Social Sciences and Humanities Building, unless otherwise noted.
Parking Information: A valid UC Davis parking
permit is required to park on campus. Daily Visitor Permits are
available for purchase for $9.00 at machines located at the
entrance to the Quad
Parking Structure (GPS Address: 1 Howard Way, Davis,
CA). The Andrews Conference Room is a short walk from the parking
Directions to Andrews Conference Room:
Enter the Social
Sciences & Humanities Building through the Letters & Science
Dean’s Office entrance (arch and glass doors). Stairs and
elevator are located just inside; proceed to the second floor.
Andrews is on the right side of the hall, 2203 SS&H.
Since 2010, student loan debt has become the second-highest debt
category for U.S. households. We examine how education
payment-to-income ratios (PIR) impact wealth accumulation across
the wealth distribution using a thresholding approach in quantile
regression. We use data from the last 3 survey rounds of the
Survey of Consumer Finances.
Professor Hammond will present his paper entitled, On
Fires, Floods, and Federalism: Adapting Welfare Programs for the
Climate Crisis. Professor Hammond’s research contextualizes
the climate crisis in our scholarly understanding of the American
welfare state. Professor Hammond will explain how, amid the
recent spate of fires and floods, federal law has fared. His work
attends to the role of Congress, weakened as it is by increased
polarization and diminished capacity, and how the resulting
delays and distortions in emergency relief have hampered the