News: Economic Policy

Enact Fundamental Change to Address Poverty

The COVID pandemic exacerbated poverty in the United States, and the Biden administration should take significant steps to support those…

February 19 @ 9:25 pm

Sky Sealey-Otero (MSW’19) Joins American Voices Project as Research Fellow

Childhood concerns about inequality have put this MSW student on an unstoppable career path in social enterprise administration and social…

May 15, 2019 @ 9:56 pm

According to Latest Poverty Tracker Data, New York City Fails to Meet Needs of Poorest Residents

The Columbia Population Research Center, in partnership with the Robin Hood Foundation, has released its Fall 2014 Poverty Tracker, the second in a series of reports on the state of poverty in New York City.

December 19, 2014 @ 11:39 pm

Sandy’s Long-term Consequences for Impoverished New Yorkers

Two years after Hurricane Sandy, what socio-economic lessons have we learned from the deadly storm? Researchers from the Columbia Population Research Center, housed within our School, comb through the data from the Robin Hood Foundation-funded Poverty Tracker for answers.

November 15, 2014 @ 12:19 am

New Study Shows Crucial Role of Safety Net in Lowering U.S. Poverty Rates

A new study led by researchers at our School is making waves in Washington because of its findings on the importance of government transfers in keeping Americans out of poverty.

December 11, 2013 @ 8:10 pm

SWM-002: Orchid vs Dandelion Parenting in the Wake of the Great Recession, with Professor Irv Garfinkel

In this podcast, Professor Irwin Garfinkel goes into more detail about his recently publishing findings on harsh parenting during the Great Recession.

September 25, 2013 @ 9:15 pm

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