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The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR), with underwriting from the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, announces a second round competition for research contracts that expand our understanding of food-related hardships among older persons in the United States and the policy implications for addressing food insecurity among Americans aged 60 and older. Read more.
UKCPR Director James Ziliak was a featured speaker at the Kentucky Senior Hunger Summit in Frankfort on Oct. 30. The event was sponsored by the Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living. Ziliak discussed findings from his annual report for on the State of Senior Hunger, co-authored with Craig Gundersen of the University of Illinois. Link to the State Journal article about the Summit. View Ziliak’s Powerpoint presentation from his presentation.
A new paper by Colleen Heflin, Sam Ingram, and UKCPR Director James Ziliak, published in the November 2019 edition of Health Affairs, highlights the positive effects of participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Heflin is a professor of public administration at Syracuse University and a UKCPR research affiliate. Ingram is a UKCPR graduate research fellow. Read article.
Daniel T. Lichter is the Ferris Family professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management and Professor of Sociology at Cornell University. He has published widely on topics related to changing patterns in marriage, concentrated poverty, and racial and ethnic patterns in the U.S. His recent published work includes research in the Journal of Marriage and Family, American Sociological Review, and Rural Sociology. In terms of his involvement in public activities, Dan is a member of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s regional project on Social, Economic and Environmental Causes and Consequences of Demographic Change in Rural America. He also serves on the research advisory board of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Dan was a contributor to the National Academies of Science 2016 volume on The Integration of Immigrants into American Society. Before his faculty appointment at Cornell, he taught at Pennsylvania State University and The Ohio State University. In addition to his extensive publications, Dan has also been cited by other scholars more than 5,000 times in his career, especially in the area of the decline in marriage, interracial marriage, and family structure. Visit Dan’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.