ERIC Number: ED519932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: N/A
Focus. Volume 27, Number 2, Winter 2010
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) Progress toward Improving the U.S. Poverty Measure: Developing the New Supplemental Poverty Measure (David Johnson); (2) Measuring Poverty in Wisconsin (Joanna Marks, Julia Isaacs, Katherine Thornton, and Timothy Smeeding); (3) How Well Do We Understand Achievement Gaps? (Eric A. Hanushek); (4) Transfers and Taxes and the Low-Income Population: Policy and Research Trends (Richard Burkhauser, Robert Moffitt, and John Karl Scholz); (5) Revisiting an Old Question: How Much Does Parental Income Affect Child Outcomes? (Susan E. Mayer); and (6) An Alien Parachutes into Economic Research on Low-Income Populations (Thomas D. Cook). Individual articles contain tables, figures and footnotes.
Descriptors: Economic Research, Poverty, Low Income Groups, Economic Factors, Measurement Techniques, Achievement Gap, Taxes, Transfer Students, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Family Income, Parent Influence, Test Construction, Minority Groups, Racial Differences, Preschool Education, Public Policy, Educational Finance, Welfare Services, Workshops, Educational Attainment, Cognitive Ability, Interdisciplinary Approach, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial
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Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Institute for Research on Poverty
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin