News: Poverty Tracker
The Psychological Toll of Anti-Asian Attacks for New Yorkers of Chinese Descent
Findings from a CSSW-led study show NYC’s residents of Chinese descent facing a “double pandemic” of COVID-19 and discrimination. Unfair…
Reimagining the Future After a Crisis: Falling Short, Winning Big, Challenging Norms, and Enacting Change
In this post for our special series on social work in times of crisis, the Center on Poverty and Social…
Tracking Poverty, Making Policy
Sophie Collyer, a dual-degree alumna of CSSW and SIPA, works at the intersection of policy analysis and social justice. This…
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…
Creating Sustainable Mobility from Poverty
The fifth annual New Frontiers in Poverty Research conference featured a keynote by Wes Moore, innovative policy proposals such as…
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.
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.
Fickle Fortunes: Why Do So Many Americans Cycle In and Out of Poverty?
Three of our professors have embarked on an ambitious study of an elusive widespread social condition: urban poverty. Columbia Magazine has the story.
New CPRC-Robin Hood Survey Reveals One in Four in NYC Live in Poverty
The first findings have been released from the CPRC-Robin Hood survey of New York City families, showing that poverty and hardship are worse than official estimates indicate–findings that may also help inform the national debate over how best to help the poor.