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Feb 03, 2017

Call for Summer Dissertation Proposal Writing Workshop applications

Call for Summer Dissertation Proposal Writing Workshop applications

As part of the US Collarborative of Poverty Centers, the Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Poverty Research and Howard University’s Center on Race and Wealth invite applications from underrepresented populations to apply for the first annual Summer Dissertation Proposal Writing Workshop. The workshop will be held May 21-27, 2017, at Howard University and is aimed at pre-proposal doctoral students in the social sciences. It will be led by faculty from Howard University and the Institute for Poverty Research at UW-Madison.  Applications are due March 1, 2017.  More information can be found here.

Jan 13, 2017

UKCPR funding opportunity using the PSID

UKCPR funding opportunity using the PSID

The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service and Food and Nutrition Service, seeks research proposals on food security using data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). Research funded competitively under this announcement will focus on economic analyses of longitudinal household food insecurity and its links to food assistance program participation, work, income, consumption, health, and wealth. It is anticipated that 5 grants at $40,000 each will be awarded.

Prospective researchers are encouraged to submit a letter of intent to UKCPR by Feb. 22, 2017, with full proposals due by March 29, 2017, at 5 p.m. For details on submission, suggestions for potential research questions, and proposal guidelines see the full request for proposals. Interested researchers may also contact UKCPR assistant director Jeff Spradling at ukcpr@uky.edu  or 859-257-7641 for more information.

Dec 19, 2016

Call for Scholar-in-Residence Applications for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

Call for Scholar-in-Residence Applications for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, in collaboration with the US Collaborative of Poverty Centers (CPC) partner institutions, is now inviting applications from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations to apply for its Scholar-in-Residence Program for the 2017– 2018 academic year. Ph.D.-holding scholars at all career levels are eligible, and may visit UCKPR or any one of its CPC partners.  More information may be found here.

Dec 13, 2016

James Ziliak's Congressional testimony featured in U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture report

James Ziliak's Congressional testimony featured in U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture report

James Ziliak's Congressional testimony was featured in the just released U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture report, "Past, Present, and Future of SNAP."  The purpose of the report is to provide a better understanding of how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) utilizes benefits to serve its population.  More information can be found here.

Photo credit: U.S. Committee on Agriculture

Dec 13, 2016

UKCPR National Welfare Database Updated

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The UKCPR National Welfare Database has been updated with data through 2015, along with small additions and revisions.  More information, along with the data, is available here.

Nov 22, 2016

James Ziliak featured on Vox.com

James Ziliak featured on Vox.com

James Ziliak was recently featured on Vox.com discussing the sufficiency of SNAP benefits in the context of the 2016 general election.  To read the full article, please click here.

Photo credit Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images.

Sep 22, 2016

UKCPR to co-organize 20th anniversary of welfare reform conference with Brookings Institution

UKCPR to co-organize 20th anniversary of welfare reform panels with Brookings Institution

On September 22, 2016, UKCPR will be co-organizing and co-sponsoring a series of panels with the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution on the effects of welfare reform on child well-being, marriage and families, work and poverty, and state policy choices.  The event will be webcast, with former Domestic Policy Adviser for President Clinton Bruce Reed and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich providing keynote speeches.  More information can be found here.

Photo Credit: Brookings Institution

Sep 19, 2016

UKCPR partners with IRP to study poverty

UKCPR partners with IRP to study poverty

UKCPR has been awarded a five year, $443,202 grant as part of the Collaborative of U.S. Poverty Centers (CUSPC) organized by the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin. Underwriting for the award is provided by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which established the IRP as the new National Poverty Research Center. The funds will enable UKCPR to conduct research and organize conferences on deep poverty, self-sufficiency, and rural poverty, among other topics. Other CUSPC members include the Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University, the Center on Race and Wealth at Howard University, and the University of Washington West Coast Poverty Center.  For more information, please see the IRP press release here.

Sep 09, 2016

UKCPR receives USDA grant for research on food insecurity using the PSID

UKCPR has received a $300,000 grant from the Economic Research Service in the US Department of Agriculture to sponsor and conduct longitudinal research on food insecurity in the United States using data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, the longest continuously running longitudinal survey in the world.  A request for proposals will be released later in fall 2016.

Jul 13, 2016

James Ziliak wins NSF award for Kentucky Research Data Center

James Ziliak wins NSF award for Kentucky Research Data Center

James Ziliak to be Executive Director of the new NSF-funded Kentucky Research Data Center (KRDC).  The KRDC will be the lead Federal Statistical Research Data Center in the East-Central Region of the country, and will be a collaboration between Indiana University, The Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati, and University of Louisville.  More information about the KRDC can be found here.

Photo credit: UK Now 2016.