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.


Denney, J. T., Kimbro, R. T., and Sharp, G. “Neighborhoods and Food Insecurity in Households with Young Children: A Disadvantage Paradox?” Social Problems, 2017. [external link]


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]