Research

Consequences of Poverty


Food Hardship in America 2012
Food Research and Action Center, February 2013

Heavy Weather: How Climate Destruction Harms Middle- and Lower-Income Americans
Daniel J. Weiss, Jackie Weidman and Mackenzie Bronson, Center for American Progress, November 2012

Renters More Often Burdened by Housing Costs After Recession: Nearly Half of All Renters Spent Over 30 Percent of Income on Housing by 2010
Jessica A. Bean, Carsey Institute, May 2012

2012 United States Peace Index
Institute for Economics and Peace, April 2012

The Impact of State Income Taxes on Low-Income Families in 2011
Phil Oliff, Chris Mai and Nicholas Johnson, Center on Policy and Budget Priorities, April 2012

Who Pays Taxes in America?
Citizens for Tax Justice, April 2012

When the Bough Breaks: The Effects of Homelessness on Young Children
Child Trends, February 2012

Food Hardship in America 2011
Food Research and Action Center, February 2012

Hunger in America: Suffering We all Pay For
Donald S. Shepard, Elizabeth Setren and Donna Cooper, Center for American Progress,
October 2011

Rental Market Stresses: Impacts of the Great Recession on Affordability and Multifamily Lending
Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University, What Works Collaborative, August 2011

Multigenerational Households Are Increasing
Rodney Harrell, Enid Kassner and Carlos Figueiredo, AARP Public Policy Institute, April 2011

Food Hardship in America-2010,
Food Research and Action Center, March 2011

Worst Case Housing Needs 2009: Report to Congress,
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, February 2011

States Continue to Feel Recession's Impact
Elizabeth McNichol, Phil Oliff and Nicholas Johnson, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, February 2011

The Great Recession’s Long Tail: Third Anniversary Underscores Severity of Labor Market Woes
Rebecca Thiess, Economic Policy 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

State of Homelessness in America
National Alliance to End Homelessness,
January 2011

Great Recession Hit Hard at America’s Working Poor: Nearly 1 in 3 Working Families in United States are Low-Income
Brandon Roberts, Deborah Povich and Mark Mather, The Working Poor Families Project,
Winter 2010-2011

Youth Unemployment: The Great Recession and Joblessness Among Young Workers
Shayne Henry, New American Foundation, December 2010

The Decline of Marriage and Rise of New Families
Pew Research Center, November 2010

Hard Times Made Harder: Struggling Caregivers and Child Neglect
Wendy A. Walsh, Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire, November 2010

The Effect of the Recession on Child Well-Being
Katherine Sell, Sarah Zlotnik, Kathleen Noonan and David Rubin,
PolicyLab at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and First Focus, November 2010

Household Food Security in the United States, 2009
Mark Nord, Alisha Coleman-Jensen, Margaret Andrews and Steven Carlson,
Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, November 2010

The Great Recession Strains the American Social Contract
Lauren Damme, New America Foundation, October 2010

Income Inequality and the Great Recession
U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, Chair, and Senator Charles E. Schumer, Vice Chairman, September 2010

One Recession, Two Americas: Those Who Lost Ground Slightly Outnumber Those Who Held Their Own
Paul Taylor, Rich Morin and Wendy Wang, Pew Research Center, September 2010

Out of Reach 2010: Renters in the Great Recession, the Crisis Continues
National Low Income Housing Coalition, June 2010

The Recession Generation: Preventing Long-term Damage from Child Poverty and Young Adult Joblessness
Coalition on Human Needs, July 2010

Using TANF Emergency Funds to Help Prevent and Address Family Homelessness
Liz Schott, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, July 2010

Childhood Poverty Persistence: Facts and Consequences
Caroline Ratcliffe, Signe-Mary McKernan, Urban Institute, June 2010

Demographics of Homelessness Series: The Rising Elderly Population
M. William Sermons and Meghan Henry, National Alliance to End Homelessness , April 2010

Hunger in America 2010
James Mabli, Rhoda Cohen, Frank Potter and Zhanyun Zhao (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.) Feeding America, February 2010

Food Hardship: A Closer Look at Hunger (pdf)
Rachel Cooper, Katie Vinopal and Jennifer Adach, Food Research and Action Center, January 2010

Families of the Recession: Unemployed Parents & Their Children
Phillip Lovell and Julia B. Isaacs, First Focus Campaign for Children, January 2010

Rural Families with a Child Abuse Report are More Likely Headed by a Single Parent and Endure Economic and Family Stress (pdf)
Marybeth J. Mattingly and Wendy A. Walsh, The Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire, January 2010

Poverty and Child Maltreatment: Common Challenges and Solutions (PowerPoint)
Family Economic Success Learning Network Webinar, December 2009

Rx for Hunger: Affordable Housing
Elizabeth L. March, Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, Annie Gayman, John Cook, Deborah Frank, Alan Meyers, JoHanna Flacks, Megan Sandel and Samantha Morton, Children's HealthWatch and Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston, December 2009

Household Food Security in the United States, 2008
Mark Nord, Margaret Andrews and Steven Carlson, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, November 2009

Economic Scarring: The Long-term Impacts of the Recession
John Irons, Economic Policy Institute, September 2009

The 2008 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (pdf)
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Community Planning and Development, July 2009

Ending Childhood Hunger by 2015: The Essential Strategies for Achieving the President's Goal (pdf)
The Food Research and Action Center, July 2009

The Climate Gap: Inequalities in How Climate Change Hurts Americans & How to Close the Gap (pdf)
Rachel Morello Frosch, Manuel Pastor, Jim Sadd and Seth Shonkoff The Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, Center for Sustainable Cities, University of Southern California, May 2009

Turning Point: The Long Term Effects of Recession-Induced Child Poverty
Michael Linden, First Focus, May 2009

Trends in Child Health 1997-2006: Assessing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Low Birthweight
Wilhelmina A. Leigh and Anna L. Wheatley, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, April 2009

America’s Youngest Outcasts: State Report Card on Child Homelessness
National Center on Family Homelessness, March 2009

Trends in Child Health 1997-2006: Assessing Hispanic-White Disparities
Wilhelmina A. Leigh and Anna L. Wheatley, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, February 2009

Trends in Child Health 1997-2006: Assessing Black-White Disparities
Wilhelmina A. Leigh and Anna L. Wheatley, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, January 2009

Number of Homeless Families Climbing Due to Recession
Barbara Sard,Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, January 2009

The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Older Americans
Sandy Mackenzie, AARP Public Policy Institute, December 2008

The State of America's Children 2008
Children's Defense Fund, December 2008

A Comparison of Household Food Security in Canada and the United States
Mark Nord and Heather Hopwood,USDA Economic Research Service, December 2008

The Economic Crisis Hits Home: The Unfolding Increase in Child and Youth Homelessness (pdf)
Barbara Duffield,National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, andPhillip Lovell,First Focus, December 2008

The Cost of Doing Nothing
Mark Linden. First Focus, December 2008

Hunger and Homelessness Survey: A Status Report on Hunger and Homelessness in America’s Cities, A 25-City Survey (pdf)
United States Conference of Mayors, December 2008

Reading, Writing and Hungry: The consequences of food insecurity on children and on our nation’s economic success (pdf)
Children’s Sentinel Nutrition Assessment Program and the Food Research and Action Center. Partnership for America ’s Economic Success, November 2008

Household Food Security in the United States, 2007
Mark Nord, Margaret Andrews, and Steven Carlson U.S. Department of Agriculture, November 2008

America’s Health Starts with Healthy Children: How Do States Compare?
Susan Egerter,Paula Braveman, Elsie Pamuk, Catherine Cubbin, Mercedes Dekker, VeronicaPedregon, Tabashir Sadegh-Nobari Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America , October 2008

Neglected Infections of Poverty in the United States of America
General Accounting Office, GAO-07-344, January 2007

POVERTY IN AMERICA: Economic Research Shows Adverse Impacts on Health Status and Other Social Conditions as well as the Economic Growth Rate

Peter J. Hotez,The George Washington University, June 2008

The Economic Costs of Poverty in the United States: Subsequent Effects of Children Growing Up Poor
Holzer, H. J., Whitmore Schanzenbach, D., Duncan, G. J., and Ludwig, J., Center for American Progress, January 2007

Using evidence that children growing up in poverty are more likely to have lowearnings as adults, more likely to engage in criminal activity, and have poorhealth, this report from the Center for American Progress makes the economiccost to society case for reducing childhood poverty.

From Poverty, Opportunity: Putting the Market to Work for Lower Income Families
Matt Fellowes, Brookings Institution, July 2006

Lower-income households often pay more than middle- or high-income households for the samegoods and services. In this report, Matt Fellowes of Brookings describes howprivate and public leaders should work together to reduce the high consumercosts of poverty.

Fuel for Our Future: Impacts of Energy Insecurity on Children's Health, Nutrition and Learning

C-SNAP and Citizen's Energy Corporation, October 2007

We encourage you to submit other research on poverty andopportunity. To submit your suggestion, e-mail Jodie Levin-Epstein