ERIC Number: ED510094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: N/A
Focus. Volume 26, Number 2, Fall 2009
Caspar, Emma, Ed.
Institute for Research on Poverty
The purpose of "Focus" is to provide coverage of poverty-related research, events, and issues, and to acquaint a large audience with the work of the Institute for Research on Poverty by means of short essays on selected pieces of research. This issue contains the following articles: (1) Changing poverty and changing antipoverty policies (Maria Cancian and Sheldon Danziger); (2) Poverty levels and trends in comparative perspective (Daniel R. Meyer and Geoffrey L. Wallace); (3) Economic change and the structure of opportunity for less-skilled workers (Rebecca M. Blank); (4) Family structure, childbearing, and parental employment: Implications for the level and trend in poverty (Maria Cancian and Deborah Reed); (5) Immigration and poverty in the United States (Steven Raphael and Eugene Smolensky); (6) Enduring influences of childhood poverty (Katherine Magnuson and Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal); (7) Mobility in the United States in comparative perspective (Markus Jantti); (8) Trends in income support (John Karl Scholz, Robert Moffitt, and Benjamin Cowan); (9) The role of family policies in antipoverty policy (Jane Waldfogel); (10) Improving educational outcomes for poor children (Brian A. Jacob and Jens Ludwig); (11) Workforce development as an antipoverty strategy: What do we know? What should we do? (Harry J. Holzer); (12) Health care for the poor: For whom, what care, and whose responsibility? (Katherine Swartz); (13) Poverty politics and policy (Mary Jo Bane); and (14) What does it mean to be poor in a rich society? (Robert Haveman). Individual articles contain tables, figures and footnotes.
Descriptors: Poverty, Economically Disadvantaged, Family Structure, Skilled Workers, Economic Change, Minority Groups, Racial Differences, Ethnicity, African Americans, Whites, Hispanic Americans, Sex Role, Gender Issues, Public Policy, United States History, Age Differences, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Trend Analysis, Economic Climate, Economic Development, Females, Males, Educational Attainment, Unemployment, Wages, Job Skills, Child Rearing, Employed Parents, Immigration, Child Welfare, Mobility, Labor Force Development, American Indians, Asian Americans, Family Environment, Stress Variables, Behavior Problems, Social Services, Family Work Relationship, Fringe Benefits, Leaves of Absence, Child Care, Income, Pregnancy, At Risk Students, Educational Improvement, Incentives, Intervention, Accountability, School Choice, Labor Market, Merit Pay, Federal Aid, Recidivism, At Risk Persons, Rehabilitation, Access to Health Care, Health Insurance, Social Influences
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Institute for Research on Poverty
Identifiers - Location: United States