In the News
James Ziliak and Christopher Bollinger, both professors of economics in the Gatton College of Business and Economics, are the recipients of a new, 3-year, $373,000 National Science Foundation grant that will fund their ongoing research on earnings volatility and inequality. Read more.
UKCPR Director James Ziliak testified July 8 before an interim task force on public assistance reform in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The bipartisan and bicameral task force was established to study the potential effects of new rules for receipt of public assistance, including work requirements, drug testing of applicants, and inclusion of photo IDs for use of EBT cards used in benefits access. Read the full story.
The Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison invites applications from junior scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations for its 2019-2020 Emerging Poverty Scholars Fellowship program. Fellowships are for tenure-track faculty with experience in poverty research. See the full call for applications.
Scott Allard is the Daniel J. Evans Endowed Professor of Social Policy at the University of Washington. He has published numerous books and papers related to the geography of poverty and the impact of place on poverty. Scott is a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in the area of Metropolitan Policy and has held faculty positions at University of Chicago, Brown University, and Syracuse University. His 2017 book Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty in America looks at metropolitan poverty and how the social safety net has responded to these changes. Visit Scott’s faculty page.
The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit academic research center established in 2002. Our research informs evidence-based policy on the causes, consequences, and correlates of poverty, inequality, and food insecurity in the United States.
UKCPR is a member of the Collaborative of Poverty Centers sponsored by the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison with underwriting from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The other member poverty centers are located at Columbia University, Howard University, Stanford University, University of California-Davis, University of California-Irvine, University of Michigan, and University of Washington. The goal of the CPC is to improve the effectiveness of public policies to reduce poverty and inequality and their impacts on the well-being of the American people.