Pathways Magazine - Fall 2011

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Fall 2011 Issue of PATHWAYS
A magazine on poverty, inequality, and social policy

Generously supported by The Elfenworks Foundation

  • Trends in poverty and inequality: Periodic reports on key poverty and inequality indicators
  • Cutting-edge research: Concise summaries of research that is changing how we understand the sources and consequences of poverty and inequality
  • Bold new visions: Must-read discussions of how labor market, poverty, and inequality policy might be rethought and changed
  • Debates: Leading scholars and policymakers weigh in on the crucial poverty and inequality questions of our time

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Table of Contents (Fall 2011 Issue)

Editors' Note by David Grusky and Christopher Wimer


Research in Brief

  • A Report on New Poverty and Inequality Research
    Lucas Manfield and Brooke Conroy Bass
    More evidence on how credit cards hammer the poor; a new test of whether job ads create gender inequality in the labor market; a surprising ray of hope for the long-term unemployed; and other cutting-edge research.

Monitoring Poverty in the 21st Century


  • Spotlight on... Homeless Prenatal Program
    Brooke Conroy Bass
    Is there a simple economic case for investing in homeless mothers in San Francisco? The Homeless Prenatal Program suggests there is.
  • How Rich Countries Lift Up the Poor
    Lane Kenworthy
    Many countries have experienced substantial economic growth in the last 30 years. But only some countries have passed on the fruits of this growth to the poor. What accounts for such differences in trickling down?

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