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Guo, Baorong; Huang, Jin; Porterfield, Shirley L. – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2018
Young adults face enormous economic, social and psychological challenges when they transition into adulthood. This transition can be especially overwhelming and daunting for young adults with disabilities. Among the challenges young adults with disabilities are faced with are greater risk of low food security and barriers to healthcare. This study…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Hunger, Barriers, Access to Health Care
Hartley, Robert Paul; Lamarche, Carlos; Ziliak, James P. – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2017
We estimate the effect of welfare reform on the intergenerational transmission of welfare participation and related economic outcomes using a long panel of mother-daughter pairs over the survey period 1968-2013 in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Because states implemented welfare reform at different times starting in 1992, the cross-state…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Welfare Recipients, Mothers, Daughters
Bartfeld, Judith – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2013
The Great Recession and its immediate aftermath have brought increasing attention both to food insecurity among children and to the associated food safety net. This report examines how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) functions as a component of the broader food assistance safety net for school-age children, focusing on…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Welfare Services, Federal Programs, Nutrition
Kennedy, Sheela; Fitch, Catherine A.; Warren, John Robert; Rivera Drew, Julia A. – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2013
Our paper examines the prevalence and determinants of children's transitions into and out of food insecurity since 2001. We use longitudinally linked data from the Food Security Supplements to the Current Population Surveys to estimate one-year transition probabilities of entry and exit from food insecurity. Our results indicate that child hunger…
Descriptors: Food, Security (Psychology), Hunger, Incidence
Hardy, Bradley – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2012
Using data linked across generations in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, I estimate the relationship between exposure to volatile income during childhood and a set of socioeconomic outcomes in adulthood. The empirical framework is an augmented intergenerational income mobility model that includes controls for income volatility. I measure income…
Descriptors: Correlation, Family Income, Socioeconomic Influences, Children
Arteaga, Irma; Heflin, Colleen; Gable, Sara – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2012
This paper exploits a source of variation in the eligibility for federal nutrition programs to identify the program effects on food insecurity. Children are eligible for the WIC [Women, Infants and Children] program until the day before they turn 61 months old. The result is an age discontinuity in program participation at the 61-month cutoff.…
Descriptors: Hunger, Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Eligibility
Heflin, Colleen; Arteaga, Irma; Gable, Sara – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2012
Rates of food insecurity in households with children have significantly increased over the past decade. The majority of children, including those at risk for food insecurity, participate in some form of non-parental child care during the preschool years. To evaluate the relationship between the two phenomenon, this study investigates the effects…
Descriptors: Hunger, Food, Child Welfare, At Risk Persons
Hardy, Bradley; Hokayem, Charles; Ziliak, James P. – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2011
For parents of young children the decision to work strongly depends on the availability of affordable child care. Child care costs can take up a large portion of a family budget and may serve as an obstacle to work. In 2008 the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) estimated that Kentucky families recently…
Descriptors: Child Care, Grants, Tax Credits, Economic Impact
Bratter, Jenifer; Damaske, Sarah – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2010
Capturing the conditions of children of color living in single-parent families has become more complex due to the growing presence of interracial households. This analysis assesses the size and poverty status of single-female headed families housing multiracial children. Using data from the 2000 Census, we find that 9 percent of female-headed…
Descriptors: Reference Groups, Poverty, Mothers, Family (Sociological Unit)
Leach, Mark A. – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2010
Using data from the 2000 Census, this study examines the relationship between household living arrangements and economic resources among Mexican immigrant families with children. I model separately the relationships between family income and household structure and proportion of total household income contributed and household structure. The…
Descriptors: Mexicans, Immigrants, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Income
Thomas, Kevin J. A. – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2010
This study examines how familial contexts affect poverty disparities between the children of immigrant and US-born Blacks, and among Black and non-Black children of immigrants. Despite lower gross child poverty rates in immigrant than US-born Black families, accounting for differences in family structure reveals that child poverty risks among…
Descriptors: Young Children, Poverty, African Americans, Immigrants
Ziliak, James P.; Hardy, Bradley; Bollinger, Christopher – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2010
In this paper we offer new evidence on earnings and income volatility in the United States over the past four decades by using matched data from the March Current Population Survey. We find that between 1973 and 2008 family income volatility rose by 38 percent, primarily as a result of higher volatility of husbands earnings and non means-tested…
Descriptors: Family Income, Gender Differences, Family Structure, Educational Attainment
Jepsen, Christopher; Patel, Darshak; Troske, Kenneth – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2010
Policymakers are becoming increasingly concerned about the high percentage of students who attend postsecondary education without completing a degree. Researchers have studied numerous potential determinants of retention behavior for postsecondary students, such as financial aid, socioeconomic status, academic preparedness, academic and social…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Student Employment, Income, School Holding Power
Jepsen, Christopher – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2009
English Learners, students who are not proficient in English and speak a non-English language at home, make up more than 10 percent of the nation's K-12 student body. Achieving proficiency in English for these students is a major goal of both state and federal education policy, motivating the provision of bilingual education policies. Using data…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning, Bilingualism, English (Second Language)
Fletcher, Jason; Tienda, Marta – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2008
This paper uses administrative data from the University of Texas-Austin to examine whether high school peer networks at college entry influence college achievement, measured by grade point average (GPA) and persistence. For each freshman cohort from 1993 through 2003 we calculate the number and ethnic makeup of college freshmen from each Texas…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Peer Relationship, High Schools, Context Effect
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