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In a recent article in the New York Time Magazine, UKCPR Director James Ziliak discusses Eastern Kentucky's challenges in economic development.

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UKCPR Director James Ziliak presented his proposal to introduce a new refundable child care tax credit to assist low-income working families at a recent Brookings Institution Hamilton Project Event Addressing America's Poverty Crisis. The keynote speaker at the event was President Bill Clinton.

Dr. Ziliak's proposal was featured in two recent articles on Vox, and New America's Early Education Initiative.

To access the recent articles on Vox click:

http://www.vox.com/2014/6/3/5776044/rich-parents-get-the-biggest-child-care-tax-breaks

http://www.vox.com/2014/6/19/5824082/where-single-motherhood-is-most-expensive

       
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The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, in cooperation with the Economic Research Service and University of Illinois, is pleased to announce the awarding of 12 grants which utilize the new FoodAPS National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey. These grants will provide rigorous research that expands our understanding of household food behaviors and SNAP, as well as the role of the local food environment and other geographic factors on household food purchase and acquisition decisions. Funding for the FoodAPS Research Initiative is generously provided by a grant from the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

To access the list of grantees and brief summaries of their proposals please click here.

       
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The Washington Post recently featured a new report on living in near poverty in the United States co-authored by former UKCPR Graduate Research Fellow Charles Hokayem of the U.S. Census Bureau.

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For the full published report please click here.

       
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In a recent article for the New York Times, UKCPR Director James Ziliak discusses the War on Poverty, and the changed lives of the poor.

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UKCPR Director James Ziliak was recently a guest on NPR's "Marketplace Report" program to discuss the Food Stamp Program.

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The Population Reference Bureau recently published a feature story on SNAP research conducted by UKCPR Director Jim Ziliak.

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UKCPR Director James Ziliak was recently cited in an article for the Economist which discusses the farm bill and its implications on SNAP.

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A recent article titled, "The New Face of Food Stamps: Working-Age Americans," by the Associated Press outlines UKCPR Director James Ziliak's research and analysis of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program's (SNAP) participation since 1980.

To access the Associated Press full article click here,and for the full report click here.

       
    News Arrow UKCPR Director James Ziliak comments in an article by the New York Times chronicling the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty.

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On December 4, 2013, UKCPR Director James Ziliak served as a panelist at a forum sponsosored by the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. which focused on two new proposals for aiding America's lower-middle class.

For more information on the panel, speakers, and proposals presented and to listen to the panel discussions please click here.

       
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UKCPR, in tandem with the Univeristy of Wisconsin's Institute for Research on Poverty, is pleased to co-sponsor "Five Decades of Food Stamps," a research conference on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The conference will examine the many changes that have occurred over the program's history and their implications for today's program in light of proposed 2013 programmatic changes.

The conference will be held at the Brookings Institution on September 20, 2013, with attendance by invitation only. For the schedule and list of speakers click here.

       
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UKCPR Director, James Ziliak, discusses the potential impact of budget cuts to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and the voluntary re-instatement of the work requirement in Kansas during an interview with Sylvia Gross on KCUR's "KC Currents" an NPR digital network.

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UKCPR has updated its national dataset of state-level information, as of July 2013. The current data cover the years 1980-2012. Access data>>>

       
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The National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH) and Feeding America recently released a research report "Spotlight on Senior Hunger," authored by James Ziliak and Craig Gundersen.

This brief provides information on the number of food insecure seniors 60 years of age and above living in the United States in 2011, as well as trends in food insecurity among older adults over the past decade. This report also examines demographic information on food insecure seniors to gain a better understanding of how food insecurity impacts certain segments of the senior population.

To read the full publication click here.

       
    News Arrow In a recent interview with Pam Fessler from NPR's Morning Edition, UKCPR Director James Ziliak comments on the potential cuts to SNAP as part of the 2013 Farm Bill.

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