News: poverty

Interim Dean Garfinkel Contributes to Study on Slashing Child Poverty

In a new National Academies report, Interim Dean Irwin Garfinkel and colleagues identify the most effective policy means for reducing…

April 4, 2019 @ 9:06 pm

Qin Gao’s Carnegie Council Interview One of 2018’s Most Popular

Highlights from Dr. Qin Gao’s interview on poverty reduction and social welfare in China ranked among the Carnegie Council for…

February 14, 2019 @ 9:13 pm

Irwin Garfinkel Appointed to National Panel of Experts to Build Agenda to Cut Child Poverty in Half in 10 Years

The United States may be the world’s richest nation, but according to the U.S. Census, one in three children (a…

April 27, 2017 @ 10:53 pm

Former Senior White House Economic Adviser Jared Bernstein to Serve as 2017 Graduation Speaker

Columbia University’s School of Social Work has announced that Dr. Jared Bernstein, a former senior White House economic adviser who…

April 24, 2017 @ 10:36 pm

Harlem Loses a Civil Rights Activist and Educator

At a time when Columbia University is confronting its historic relationship with slavery, and as we are also nearing the…

February 24, 2017 @ 10:47 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

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.

August 8, 2014 @ 11:07 pm

SWM-009: The Impact of the Great Recession on American Families and Social Services, with Filmmaker Harry Gantz

Professor Vicki Lens converses with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Harry Gantz, who was the keynote speaker at this year’s Capstone Workshop. He and his brother, Joe, created the documentary “American Winter,” which tells the stories of eight middle class families in Portland, Oregon, who were hit hard after the economic downturn of 2007.

July 14, 2014 @ 11:29 pm

Graduation Round-up, Class of 2014

On May 21, 2014, our graduates joined Columbia Commencement on the main campus, and then trekked down to Beacon Theatre for the School of Social Work graduation. Here is the story of that special day…in photos, tweets, videos, and text.

June 2, 2014 @ 9:57 pm

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