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New Publications and Events

Conference Papers: Understanding the Economic Concepts and Characteristics of Food Access

New Book: "Working After Welfare: How Women Balance Jobs and Family in the Wake of Welfare Reform" Kristin Seefeldt

New Book: “Insufficient Funds: Savings, Assets, Credit, and Banking among Low-Income Households” Rebecca M. Blank and Michael S. Barr (editors)

New Book: “Income Volatility and Food Assistance in the United States” Dean Jolliffe and James P. Ziliak (editors)

Policy Brief #13: Access to Financial Services, Savings, and Assets Among the Poor

Policy Brief #12: The Causes of Racial Disparities in Business Performance

Policy Brief #11: Income Volatility and Food Assistance Programs

Working Paper: "Changing Poverty and Changing Antipoverty Policies" Maria Cancian, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sheldon Danziger, University of Michigan

Working Paper: "The Information Theory of Segregation: Uniting Segregation and Inequality in a Common Framework" Paul A. Jargowsky, University of Texas at Dallas; Jeongdai Kim, Green Mountain Energy Co.

Syllabi, Reading Lists
From university courses taught by NPC-affiliated researchers.

Syllabus: PUBPOL 746: Social Welfare Policy, Kristin S. Seefeldt


Audio: “Measuring and Understanding Poverty in the U.S.” by Sheldon Danziger

Audio: “Immigration and Poverty” by Steven Raphael

Video: Helping Disconnected and Hard-to-Employ Single Mothers. 5/7/08.

Audio: The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America

Video: The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America

Video: Jobs and Housing: Trust, Distrust, and Social Class in the Black Community.

Video: Danziger and Schoeni discuss poverty, income data in U.S. Census Bureau report.

Audio: Making low-wage jobs family friendly: An oxymoron or cutting edge? Part II. CLASP conference featuring NPC Assistant Director Kristin Seefeldt. Transcript available here (PDF). 4/6/07.

Video: Making America Stronger: U.S. Food Stamp Program. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Washington, DC.

Video: Higher Ground: New Hope for the Working Poor and their Children. Greg Duncan, Northwestern University. 3/15/07.

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Current RFPs

Request for Applications: Research Affiliates
Deadline: May 1, 2009

Current RFPs

NAWRS Workshop Call for Papers: Helping in Crisis- Government Assistance in Recession and Beyond
Deadline: May 15, 2009

West Coast Poverty Center: Poverty and Policy Small Grants Program
Deadline: June 5, 2009


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