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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.
Colleen Heflin is a professor in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and a UKCPR research affiliate. Her work focuses on welfare policy, poverty, and the well-being of vulnerable populations. Heflin’s article on “Food pantry assistance and the Great Recession” appears in the 2019 (Vol.
Bradley Hardy is an associate professor of public policy and administration at American University. Bradley received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Kentucky in 2011. He recently completed work as a visiting fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation, where he conducted research on how segregation has affected socioeconomic outcomes for minorities in the U.S. Bradley is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he studies income volatility and intergenerational mobility. Bradley is a visiting scholar in the Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and an editorial board member at the Review of Black Political Economy. His research interest is labor economics, with emphases in economic instability, intergenerational mobility, poverty policy, and socio-economic outcomes. Visit Bradley’s faculty page at American University.
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.