Pathways Magazine - Winter 2011

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Winter 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 (Winter 2011 Issue)

Editors' Note by David Grusky and Christopher Wimer


Research in Brief

  • New research developments by Lucas Manfield and Christopher Wimer
    New research on whether minimum wage jobs lure high school students to drop out; how prisoners rack up surprising amounts of debt behind bars; a rigorous assessment of long-term trends in economic insecurity; and other cutting-edge research.

How Poverty Gets Under the Skin: The Effects of Deprivation on Blood, the Brain, and the Body


  • The Big Why: A Learning Agenda for the Scale-Up Movement
    The longstanding view among politicians is that we should first find out what works to reduce poverty and then "scale it up." But Robert C. Granger upends this conventional wisdom by suggesting that we'd best figure out why and under what conditions a policy works before blindly adopting it everywhere.

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