Insights on Southern Poverty

Insights on Southern Poverty is a periodic newsletter produced by the UKCPR. The objective of the newsletter is to summarize current research on issues salient to poverty in the South in a nontechnical format. Authors of articles are drawn both from UKCPR staff and faculty affiliates, as well as noted scholars from around the country. The newsletter is also a forum to post announcements for upcoming events and funding opportunities related to the Center’s mission. The newsletter is available on-line by following the link, and is also available in hardcopy. If you wish to receive the newsletter in the mail please email us.

Spring 2011, Vol. 8, No. 1

In this issue of Insights on Southern Poverty, we highlight several research projects funded by our internal and external grant programs. This research addresses a variety of important questions relevant to poverty in the United States, and includes analyses of such topics as the impact of community college attendance on earnings, economic vulnerability among multiracial families, state policies designed to protect domestic violence victims, and the relationship between gaps in skill levels and wage inequality.

Summer 2010, Vol. 7, No. 1

This issue highlights the papers presented at our fall 2009 conference Appalachia and the Legacy of the War on Poverty. Topics include the links between socioeconomic status, child health, and adult outcomes; the association between economic development and urban areas, and the attendant implications for the types of place-based policies that might be effective to promote economic growth in the Appalachian region; the link between family structure and poverty rates in Appalachia; whether the persistent poverty in Appalachia is emblamatic of a poverty-trap.

Spring 2009, Vol. 6, No. 2

This issue presents research conducted as part of UKCPRs funded research programs. Topics include the impact of race on TANF sanctioning, the effects of welfare work requirements on juvenile violent crime, SCHIP expansion and private insurance crowd out, the impact of a state relocation assistance program for welfare recipients, and the effect of Food Stamp receipt on employment.

Summer 2008, Vol. 6, No. 1

This issue presents research conducted as part of UKCPRs funded research programs. Topics include the potential for affirmative action in higher education, a study of welfare reform in rural Ohio, participation in the WIC program, and the impact of court ordered desegration in the South after landmark court rulings.

Winter 2007, Vol. 5, No. 2

This issue is dedicated to research presented at UKCPR's April 2007 conference focusing on the impact of welfare reform legislation. Bibliographies of articles are available upon request.

Spring 2007, Vol. 5, No. 1

Front page: The impact of the introduction of premiums into Kentucky’s SCHIP program

Full versions of discussion papers appearing in Vol. 5, No. 1

Fall 2006, Vol. 4 No. 2

Front page: The effect of cognitive and non-cognitive abilities on labor market outcomes and social behaviors

Full versions of discussion papers appearing in Vol. 4 No. 2:

Spring 2006, Vol. 4  No. 1

Front page: "Devolution, discretion, and variation in local TANF sanctioning"

Spring 2005, Vol. 3 No. 1

Front Page: "State Policies and the Gap in Food Insecurity Rates of Food Stamp Participants and Eligible Non-Participants"

Fall 2004, Vol. 2 No. 3

Front Page: "The New Promised Land: Black-White Wage Convergence in the American South, 1940-2000"

Summer 2004, Vol. 2 No. 2

Front Page: "The Rise of Low-Skill Immigration in the South"

Spring 2004, Vol. 2 No. 1

Front Page: "Historical Perspectives on Racial Differences in Schooling"

Fall 2003, Vol. 1 No. 3

Front Page: "School Accountability and the Education of Low-Income Children"

Summer 2003, Vol. 1 No. 2

Front Page: "Welfare Time Limits Nationwide and in the South"

Spring 2003, Vol. 1 No. 1

Front Page: "A Research Agenda on Poverty in America's South"