2008 - 2009 University of Michigan Poverty Research Grants

Our U-M grants program is especially designed to fund projects that incorporate novel uses of existing datasets or analyses of novel data sources, collaborative projects involving graduate students and faculty, and projects likely to result in future successful grant applications.

Funded research:

Helping the ‘Unbanked’: Increasing the Use of Banking and Direct Deposit Services among Low- and Moderate-Income Households through a Randomized Experiment with H&R Block
Michael S. Barr, University of Michigan; Gustavo J. Bobonis, University of Toronto; Philip Oreopoulos, University of Toronto; and Benjamin J. Keys, University of Michigan

The Impact of International Migration: A Novel Approach to Identification
Dean Yang, University of Michigan

Exploring the Role of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) in Improving Latino Access to Higher Education: Evidence from the Title V Program, 1986–2006
Daniela Pineda, University of Michigan