Announcements: September 2009

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECT

NPC Survey on the Effects of the Recession and Recovery
The NPC is conducting a panel survey to better understand how the recession and the collapse of stock and housing prices have affected the well-being of workers and families and to assess the extent to which social welfare programs and federal stimulus spending offset the negative effects of the economic crisis.  A stratified random sample of 1,000 individuals in Southeast Michigan is being surveyed on a variety of domains.  These include demographics, employment, income and assets, material hardships (including loss of housing due to foreclosures), credit and debt, health and mental health, and public program use.  The research team is led by NPC Director, Sheldon Danziger and NPC Assistant Director, Kristin Seefeldt, with NPC-affiliated researchers Sarah Burgard, Sandra Danziger, Helen Levy, and Robert Schoeni.  The first round of data collection is being funded by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Michigan, and the Ford Foundation.  Learn more...

NEW PUBLICATIONS AND RESOURCES

New Book Available from Russell Sage Foundation
Changing Poverty, Changing Policies documents how economic, social, demographic, and public policy changes since the early 1970s have altered who is poor and where antipoverty initiatives have kept pace or fallen behind.  Learn more…

New Working Papers Available
Several new working papers are now available on the topics of unemployment, child well-being, education and training programs, the transition to adulthood, discrimination, crime, and research methods.  Browse Working Papers…

New Policy Briefs Available
Several new policy briefs are now available on the topics of the economics of early adulthood, the persistence of racial and ethnic disparities, and access to financial services and savings.  Browse Policy Briefs…

Course Syllabi & Reading Lists
NPC Research Affiliates from many universities have made available their syllabi and reading lists for courses focused on poverty and related topics.  Browse Course Syllabi and Reading Lists…

RESEARCH AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Request for Applications: Visiting Scholars Program
Deadline: October 30, 2009
The NPC seeks applications from faculty, researchers, and policy analysts for our Visiting Scholars Program. Learn more…

Request for Applications: NPC Research Affiliates
Deadline: November 1, 2009
Applications are being accepted from established scholars working in the field of poverty research to join our network of affiliated researchers.  Learn more…

Request for Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowships
Deadline: January 15, 2010
The Research and Training Program on Poverty and Public Policy provides under-represented scholars in the social sciences the opportunity to spend one to two years conducting research and pursuing extensive training at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Learn more…


About the NPC

The National Poverty Center (NPC) at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan is a university-based, nonpartisan research center.  The NPC conducts and promotes multidisciplinary, policy-relevant research on the causes and consequences of poverty; provides mentoring and training to young scholars; and disseminates findings to the broad policy community.  Major funding for the NPC is provided by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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