Thursday, November 17, 2016

2017 APPAM Regional Student Conferences

APPAM will host two regional student conferences in 2017. The DC Regional Student Conference will be held on April 7th - 8th, 2016 at George Mason University in Arlington, VA. The California Regional Student Conference will be held on April 9th - 10th at the University of California Riverside in Riverside, CA. During these conferences, students will present research across a wide variety of policy areas, through poster sessions and on conference panels with their peers.

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Historical Trends in Poverty Using the Supplemental Poverty Measure

March 4, 2014 08:00 AM

Waging War on Poverty: Historical Trends in Poverty Using the Supplemental Poverty Measure, by Liana Fox, Irv Garfinkel, Neeraj Kaushal, Jane Waldfogel, and Christopher Wimer, Columbia University, was presented at the 2013 Fall Research Conference during the session Understanding the Effects of Social Policy on Poverty. It is a featured paper in APPAM's Online Paper Collection.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, which is an appropriate time to look at historical trends in poverty and the role government has played in combating it. While much has been written on this topic, the authors provide the first estimates of historical trends in poverty and the role of government anti-poverty policies using an improved measure of poverty known as the supplemental poverty measure (SPM). The authors' analyses cover the period between 1967-2011.

Read the full paper [PDF].

 

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