Peer-Reviewed Works

Many projects supported and funded by UKCPR have resulted in publications via the peer-review process.  These works contribute to the academic and public discussion on issues of poverty in the United States.  Below is a listing of peer-reviewed publications resulting from UKCPR-funded projects including journal articles, chapters, and books.


Hanson, K., Connor L., Olson, C., and Mills. G.  "Household Instability and Unpredictable Earnings Hinder Coping in Households with Food Insecure Children."  Journal of Poverty, 2016.  [external link]


Hamersma, S. and Kim, M.  "Food Security and Teenage Labor Supply."  Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 2015. [external link]

Schmidt, L., Shore-Shepphard, L., and Watson, T.  "The Effect of Safety Net Programs on Food Insecurity."  Journal of Human Resources, forthcoming.  [external link]


Black, D., S. Sanders, E. Taylor, and L. Taylor. “The Impact of the Great Migration on the Mortality of African-Americans: Evidence from Deep South.” American Economic Review, forthcoming. [external link]

Nepomnyaschy, L., D. P. Miller, S. Garasky, and N. Nanda. "Nonresident Fathers and Child Food Insecurity: Evidence from Longitudinal Data." Social Service Review, 88(1): 92-133. [external link]

Wight, V., N. Kaushal, J.Waldfogel, and I. Garfinkel. "Understanding the Link between Poverty and Food Insecurity among Children: Does the Definition of Poverty Matter?" Journal of Children and Poverty, 20(1): 1-20. [external link]


Bailey, M. J. 2012. "Reexamining the Impact of Family Planning Programs on US Fertility: Evidence from the War on Poverty and the Early Years of Title X." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 4(2): 62-97. [external link]


Tickamyer, A., and D. Henderson. 2011.  "Livelihood Practices in the Shadow of Welfare Reform." In Economic Restructuring and Family Well-Being in America, K. Smith and A. Tickamyer, eds., University Park, PA: Penn State Press. [external link]

Moretti, E. 2011. “Local Labor Markets.” Handbook of Labor Economics, 4(B):1237-1313. [external link]

Thomas, K. 2011. "Familial Influences on Poverty Among Young Children in Black Immigrant, U.S.-born Black, and Nonblack Immigrant Families." Demography, 48(2): 437-460. [external link]

Fording, R., J. Soss, and S. Schram. 2011. "Race and the Local Politics of Punishment in the New World of Welfare." American Journal of Sociology, 116(5): 1610-1657. [external link]

Fording, R., J. Soss, and S. Schram. 2011. Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and the Persistent Power of Race. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. [external link]

Ziliak, J. 2011. Appalachian Legacy: Economic Opportunity after the War on Poverty. Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution Press. [external link]


Cascio, E., N. Gordon, E. Lewis, and S. Reber. 2010. "Paying for Progress: Conditional Grants and the Desegregation of Southern Schools." Quarterly Journal of Economics, 125(1): 445-482. [external link]

Fletcher, J. and M. Tienda. 2010. "Race and Ethnic Differences in College Achievement: Does High School Attended Matter?" Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 627(1): 144-166. [external link]

Kimbro, R. and E. Rigby. 2010. "Federal Food Policy: Part of the Childhood Obesity Problem or Solution?" Health Affairs, 29(3): 411-418. [external link]

Camargo, B., R. Stinebrickner, and T. Stinebrickner. 2010. "Interracial Friendships in College." Journal of Labor Economics, 28(4): 861-892. [external link]

Beckerman, A. 2010. "Child Welfare Legislation and Policies: Foster Children with a Parent in Prison." In Children of Incarcerated Parents: Theoretical, Developmental and Clinical Issues, Y. Harris, J. Graham, and G. Carpenter, eds., New York: Springer Publications. [external link]


Allard, S. 2009. Out of Reach: Place, Poverty, and the New American Welfare State. New Haven: Yale University Press.  [external link]

Baum, C. and M. Owens. 2009. “The Effects of Federal Housing Assistance on Exiting Welfare and Becoming Employed for Welfare Recipients.”  Journal of Poverty, 13(2): 130-151. [external link]

Cascio, E. 2009. "Maternal Labor Supply and the Introduction of Kindergartens into American Public Schools." Journal of Human Resources, 44(1): 140-170. [external link]

Fletcher, J. and M. Tienda. 2009. "High School Classmates and College Success." Sociology of Education, 82(4): 287-314. [external link]

Hawkins, R. 2009. "Same as It Ever Was, Only Worse: Negative Life Events and Poverty Among New Orleans Katrina Survivors." Families in Society, 90(4): 375-381. [external link]

Hawkins, R. L. and K. Maurer. 2009. "Bonding, Bridging, and Linking: How Social Capital Operated in New Orleans Following Hurricane Katrina." British Journal of Social Work, 40(6): 1777-1793. [external link]

Baum, C. 2009. "The Effects of Vehicle Ownership on Employment." Journal of Urban Economics, 66(3): 151-163. [external link]

Gao, Q., N. Kausha, and J. Waldfogel. 2009. "How Have Expansions in the Earned Income Tax Credit Affected Family Expenditures?" In Welfare Reform and Its Long-Term Consequences for America's Poor, J. Ziliak, ed., Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [external link]

Figlio, D., S. Hamersma, and J. Roth. 2009. "Does Prenatal WIC Participation Improve Birth Outcomes? New Evidence from Florida." Journal of Public Economics, 93(1-2): 235-245. [external link]

Bollinger, C., L. Gonzalez, and J. Ziliak. 2009. "Welfare Reform and the Level and Composition of Income.” In Welfare Reform and its Long-Term Consequences for America’s Poor, J. Ziliak, ed., Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [external link]

Schram, S., J. Soss, R. Fording, and L. Houser. 2009. "Deciding to Discipline: Race, Choice, and Punishment at the Frontlines of Welfare Reform." American Sociological Review, 74(3): 398-422. [external link]

Bryan, E. and L. Simmons. 2009. "Family Involvement: Impacts of Post-secondary Educational Success for First-Generation Appalachian College Students." Journal of College Student Development, 50(4): 391-406. [external link]

Simmons, L. and J. Swanberg. 2009. "Psychosocial Work Environment and Depressive Symptoms among U.S. Workers: Comparing Working Poor and Working Non-Poor." Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 44(8): 628-635. [external link]

Ziliak, J., ed. 2009. Welfare Reform and its Long-Term Consequences for America’s Poor, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [external link]

Woock, C. 2009. "The Earnings Losses of Injured Men: Reported and Unreported Injuries." Industrial Relations, 48(4): 610-628. [external link]


Allard, S. 2008. “Place, Race, and Access to the Safety Net.” In The Colors of Poverty: Why Racial and Ethnic Disparities Persist, A. C. Lin and D. R. Harris, eds., New York: Russell Sage Foundation. [external link]

Gurmu, S., K. Ihlanfeldt, and W. Smith. 2008. "Does Residential Location Matter to the Employment of TANF Recipients? Evidence from a Dynamic Discrete Choice Model with Unobserved Effects." Journal of Urban Economics, 63(1): 325-351. [external link]

Henderson, D. and A. Tickamyer. 2008. "The Intersection of Poverty Discourses: Race, Class, Culture, and Gender." In Emerging Intersections: Building Knowledge and Transforming Institutions, B. Thornton Dill and R. E. Zambrana, eds., New Jersey: Rutgers University Press. [external link]

Foulkes, M. and K. B. Newbold. 2008. "Poverty Catchments: Migration, Residential Mobility, and Population Turnover in Impoverished Rural Illinois Communities."  Rural Sociology, 73(3): 440-462. [external link]

Hwa-Froelich, D., C. Cook, and L. Flick. 2008. "Maternal Sensitivity and Communication Styles: Mothers with Depression." Journal of Early Intervention, 31(1): 44-66. [external link]

Lens, V. 2008.  "Implementing Full and Partial Work Sanctions: The Case of Texas." American Review of Public Administration, 39(3): 286-303. [external link]

McWey, L. M. 2008. "In-Home Family Therapy as a Prevention of Foster Care Placement: Clients’ Opinions about Therapeutic Services." American Journal of Family Therapy, 36(1): 48-59. [external link]

Soss, J., R. Fording, and S. Schram. 2008. "The Color of Devolution: Race, Federalism, and the Politics of Social Control." American Journal of Political Science, 52(3): 536-553. [external link]

Heflin, C. and J. Ziliak. 2008. "Food Insufficiency, Food Stamp Participation, and Mental Health." Social Science Quarterly, 89(3): 706-727. [external link]

Swanberg, J. and L. A. Simmons. 2008. "Quality Jobs in the New Millennium: Incorporating Flexible Work Options as a Strategy to Assist Working Families." Social Service Review, 82(1), 119–147. [external link]

Vaughn, S. 2008. Poverty, Justice, and Western Political Thought. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. [external link]

Cseh, A. 2008. "Labor Market Consequences of State Mental Health Parity Mandates." Forum for Health Economics & Policy, 11(2): 1-34. [external link]


Fram, M., J. Miller-Cribbs, and L. Van Horn. 2007. "Poverty, Race, and the Contexts of Achievement: Examining Educational Experiences of Children in the U.S. South." Social Work, 52(4): 309-319. [external link]

Lopoo, L. 2007. "Fertility Trends, Maternal Characteristics, and Poverty in the American South." Journal of Poverty, 11(2): 23-46. [external link]

Hoover, G. and G. Wallace. 2007. "Examining the Relationship Between the Poverty Rate and Economic Conditions in the South." Journal of Income Distribution, 16(1): 132-143. [external link]

Marton, J. and D. Wildasin. 2007. "State Government Cash and In-Kind Benefits: Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers and Cross-Program Substitution." Journal of Urban Economics, 61(1): 1-20. [external link]

Zekeri, A. 2007. "Livelihood Strategies of Food-Insecure Poor, Female-Headed Families in Rural Alabama." Psychological Report, 101(3F): 1031-1036. [external link]