Research

Characteristics of Poverty


Seeking Shelter: The Experiences and Unmet Needs of LGBT Homeless Youth
Andrew Cray, Katie Miller, and Laura E. Durso, Center for American Progress, September 2013

Hunger & Poverty in the Hispanic Community
Bread for the World, September 2012

Tracking American Poverty & Policy
Dēmos, July 2012

Inequality in the United States: Understanding Inequality with Data
Sharon Jank and Lindsay Owens, The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, May 2012

Perceptions of Poverty: The Salvation Army’s Report to America
The Salvation Army, May 2012

Extreme Poverty in the United States, 1996 to 2011
H. Luke Shaefer and Kathryn Edin, National Poverty Center, February 2012

At Risk: America’s Poor During and After the Great Recession
Gordon Abner, Joe A. Bolinger, John D. Graham, Kristin Seefeldt and Lanlan Xu, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, January 2012

Two Generations in Poverty: Status and Trends among Parents and Children in the United States, 2000-2010
Child Trends and Ascend: The Family Economic Security Program at the Aspen Institute, November 2011

Air Conditioning, Cable TV, and an Xbox: What is Poverty in the United States Today?
Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield, The Heritage Foundation, July 2011

Not Working: Unemployment Among Married Couples
Heather Boushey, Center for American Progress, May 2011

Thirteen Ways of Looking at Poverty
Urban Institute, February 2011

Slip-Sliding Away: An Anxious Public Talks about Today's Economy and the American Dream
Scott Bittle, Jon Rochkind and Amber N. Ott, Public Agenda,
February 2011

Income, Inequality, and Food Prices
Shawn Fremstad, Center for Economic and Policy Research, December 2010

U.S. Conference of Mayors 2010 Status Report on Hunger & Homelessness
The U.S. Conference of Mayors, December 2010

Different Race, Different Recession: American Indian Unemployment in 2010
Algernon Austin, Economic Policy Institute, November 2010

Ex-offenders and the Labor Market
John Schmitt and Kris Warner, Center for Economic and Policy Research, November 2010

Latino Youth in New York City: School, Work, and Income Trends for New York’s Largest Group of Young People
Lazar Treschan, Community Service Society, October 2010

Staying Home: The Rights of Renters Living in Foreclosed Properties (pdf)
National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, June 2010

Reconsidering Culture and Poverty
Mario Luis Small, David J. Harding and Michèle Lamont , The ANNALS, American Academy of Political and Social Science, May 2010

Podcast: Congressional Briefing and Interviews
Mario Luis Small, David J. Harding, Michèle Lamont and William Julius Wilson, May 2010

2010 Report on Illinois Poverty
Amy Terpstra, Amy Rynell and Lindy Carrow, Social IMPACT Research Center, May 2010

The State of Metropolitan America
The Brookings Institution, May 2010

The Kids Aren’t Alright—A Labor Market Analysis of Young Workers
Kathryn Anne Edwards and Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Economic Policy Institute, April 2010

America Insecure: Changes in the Economic Security of American Families
Gregory Acs and Austin Nichols, The Urban Institute, March 2010

A Profile of the Working Poor, 2008
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, March 2010

2010 New York State Poverty Report
New York State Community Action Association, March 2010

Poverty on the Rise in the District: The Impact of Unemployment in 2009 and 2010
DC Fiscal Policy Institute, March 2010

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Implications of Changes in Participation Rates
Kay E. Brown Government Accountability Office, March 2010

The Next War on Poverty
Peter Edelman, Democracy Journal, Winter 2010

Poverty in the LGBT Community
Nico Sifra Quintana, Center for American Progress, July 2009

America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2009
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, July 2009

Paycheck to Paycheck: Wages and the Cost of Housing in America
Center for Housing Policy, May 2009

Race and Recession: How Inequity Rigged the Economy and How to Change the Rules
Seth Wessler, Applied Research Center, May 2009

Poverty in Our Time: The Challenges and Opportunities of Fighting Poverty in Virginia (pdf)
Michael Cassidy and Sarah Okos, The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis, May 2009

2009 Reports on Illinois and Chicago Region Poverty
Amy Terpstra, Amy Rynell and Andrew Roberts, Heartland Alliance Mid-America Institute on Poverty, May 2009

The Economic Impact of the Achievement Gap in America's Schools
McKinsey and Company, April 2009

Income Gaps Hit Record Levels in 2006: New Data Show Rich-Poor Gap Tripled between 1979 and 2006
Arloc Sherman, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, April 2009

Weathering the Storm: Black Men in the Recession
Alexandra Cawthorne, Center for American Progress, April 2009

Children in Poverty: Trends, Consequences and Policy Options (pdf)
Kristin Anderson Moore, Zakia Redd, Mary Burkhauser, Kassim Mbwana, and Ashleigh Collins, Child Trends, April 2009

A Portrait of Mississippi (pdf)
Sarah Burd-Sharps, Kristen Lewis and Eduardo Borges Martins, American Human Development Project, March 2009

Long-Term Poverty and Disability Among Working-Age Adults
Peiyun She and Gina A. Livermore, Cornell University, March 2009

Poverty in the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community (pdf)
Randy Albelda, M.V. Lee Badgett, Alyssa Schneebaum and Gary J. Gates, UCLA School of Law, The Williams Institute, March 2009

Black Male: Why the Mid South Cannot Afford to Ignore the Disparities Facing Its Black Men and Boys(pdf)
Chris Crothers,Foundation for the Mid South, December 2008

Low-Income Children in the United States: National and State Trend Data, 1997-2007
Michelle Chau and Ayana Douglas-Hall, National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University, November 2008

Causes of Poverty: Findings from Recent Research
Amy Rynell, Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights, October 2008

The Straight Facts on Women in Poverty
Alexandra Cawthorne, Center for American Progress, October 2008

Child Poverty in Massachusetts: A Tale of Two States (pdf)
Benita Danzing and Jetta Bernier, Massachusetts Citizens for Children, September 2008

The Well-Being of Children in Working Poor and Other Families: 1997 and 2004 (pdf)
Richard Wertheimer, Kristin Anderson Moore and Mary Burkhauser, Child Trends, September 2008

Child and Family Poverty in New England (pdf)
Connecticut Association for Human Services, Fall 2008

Urban and Rural Children Experience Similar Rates of Low-Income and Poverty (pdf)
Allison Churilla, The Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire, August 2008

Survey of Low-Wage Workers
The Washington Post, The Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard University, August 2008

Young Men Are Still Economically Better Off Than Young Women
Timothy Casey, Legal Momentum, June 2008

Child Care Use by Low-Income Families: Variations Across States (pdf)
Laura Lippman, Sharon Vandivere, Julie Keith, and Astrid Atienza, Child Trends, June 2008

Growing Disparities in Life Expectancy (pdf)
Congressional Budget Office, April 2008

Conservative Protestants and Wealth: How Religion Perpetuates Asset Poverty
Lisa A. Keister, American Journal of Sociology, March 2008

Child Poverty and Family Economic Hardship: 10 Important Questions (pdf)
National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University, March 2008

Children’s Stake in Social Security(pdf)
Joni Lavery and Virginia P. Reno, National Academy of Social Insurance, February 2007

Has U.S. Income Inequality Really Increased?
Alan Reynolds, Cato Institute, January 2007

The New Poor: Regional Trends in Child Poverty Since 2000 (pdf)
Heather Koball and Ayana Douglas-Hall, National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University, August 2006

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2006 (pdf)
Carmen DeNavas-Walt, Bernadette D. Proctor and Jessica Smith, U.S. Census Bureau, August 2007

Material Hardship, Poverty, and Disability among Working-Age Adults
Peiyun She and Gina A. Livermore, Cornell University, April 2006

Poverty in America: A Threat to the Common Good
Catholic Charities USA, 2006

Persistent Poverty and Place: How Do Persistent Poverty and Poverty Demographics Vary Across the Rurual-Urban Continuum (pdf)
Kathleen K. Miller, Mindy S. Crandall and Bruce A. Weber, Rural Poverty Research Center, Oregon State University, November 2002

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