Pathways Magazine - Fall 2011
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
- Has the Great Recession Made Americans Stingier?
Rob Reich and Christopher Wimer
There's less money to go around in hard times. Have Americans responded to the downturn by reining in their signature commitment to helping the poor?
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
- The Supplemental Poverty Measure: A New Tool for Understanding U.S. Poverty
One of the key architects of the new Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) lays out the case for rethinking how we measure poverty, how we understand it, and even what to do about it.
- Understanding Local Poverty: Lessons from New York City’s Center for Economic Opportunity
Mark Levitan, Christine D'Onofrio, John Krampner, Daniel Scheer, and Todd Seidel
Does an SPM-style measure actually work? A report from the trenches on how the new measure helps us assess and craft antipoverty policy.
- The Future of U.S. Poverty Measurement
Christopher Wimer, Barbara Bergmann, David Betson, John Coder, and David Grusky
Is it the end of (poverty measurement) history? A discussion of how to move forward in our brave new post-SPM world.
- 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
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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