News: poverty

“We have to change the perception of poverty”: Deputy Mayor Lilliam Barrios-Paoli Invites Social Work Graduates to Carry the Torch of Social Justice

Lilliam Barrios-Paoli was the graduation speaker for the School of Social Work’s Class of 2014. She serves as Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services under NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio. We have posted the full text of her address. Congratulations, 2014 graduates!

May 22, 2014 @ 4:49 pm

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.

April 1, 2014 @ 10:59 pm

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

Great Recession Onset Spurs Harsh Parenting, Researchers Find

A new study, published August 5 in PNAS, finds that the onset of the Great Recession and deteriorating economic conditions has lead mothers—particularly those who carry a gene variation that makes them more sensitive to their environment—to engage in harsh parenting. Professor Irwin Garfinkel is a co-author.

August 5, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

How Do, and Should, We Measure Poverty? Insights from Three Professors

In this time of tempestuous politics in Washington and the world over, three CUSSW professors—Jane Waldfogel, Irwin Garfinkel and Neeraj Kaushal—advocate for the needs of the impoverished, locally, nationally and globally.

July 26, 2013 @ 7:33 pm

The Welfare State: Myths & Measurement

The once unthinkable sequester cuts to federal programs are scheduled to begin today. Timely, then, to have Professor Irwin Garfinkel remind us of the benefits of judicious government spending on the nation’s welfare. Please comment on the post—and share!

February 28, 2013 @ 8:25 pm

Destination China: CUSSW Pays Visit to Columbia Global Center in Beijing

In honor of Chinese New Year, we present highlights from the lecture series given by the Dean and several faculty during their trip to China in December.

February 8, 2013 @ 8:02 pm

FACULTY-IN-THE-NEWS ROUNDUP, Fall 2012

JANE WALDFOGEL, FRED SSEWAMALA, and NEERAJ KAUSHAL have all been quoted or featured in the mainstream media recently.

November 20, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

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