Dec 5, 2016
Tim Maloney of Auckland University of Technology’s Centre for Social Data Analytics talks about using administrative data to help child welfare agencies predict the probability of substantiated maltreatment of children.
Nov 7, 2016
Lorenzo Almada of Columbia University talks about a paper he co-wrote with Rusty Tchernis that examines whether SNAP, or food stamps, could lead to increased obesity among people that use the program.
Oct 3, 2016
In this podcast, economist Steven Durlauf of the University of Wisconsin–Madison (edit: Durlauf is now at the University of Chicago) discusses how contemporary poverty and inequality in the United States are qualitatively different now than at the beginning of the War on Poverty. In light of these differences, he...
Sep 5, 2016
In this podcast, economist Tim Beatty of the University of California, Davis talks about an article he co-wrote with Charlotte Tuttle about the SNAP or food stamps program and what happened to people’s spending when there was a sudden increase in the program benefit. Beatty says the answer can tell us something about...
Aug 1, 2016
In this episode, Scott Allard, a Professor at the University of Washington’s Evan’s School of Public Affairs, discusses his research on the growth of suburban poverty in the United States and the resource challenges this can create for suburban municipalities and social service providers.