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American Enterprise Institute Event on Improving the Supplemental Poverty Measure

September 14, 2021: Kevin Corinth and Bruce Meyer present and discuss a report they coauthored with other scholars on shortcomings of the Supplemental Poverty Measure and how to improve it, drawing heavily on work by the CID Project.

Brookings Institution/American Enterprise Institute Event on Measuring Poverty

June 9, 2021: Drawing heavily on work by the CID Project, Bruce Meyer presents the final report of the Interagency Technical Working Group on Evaluating Alternative Measures of Poverty (on which he served as a co-chair), and a number of poverty experts provide commentary.

EconTalk with Russ Roberts

May 31, 2021: Bruce Meyer discusses extreme poverty, homelessness, economic mobility and the importance of the CID with Russ Roberts.

Institute for Research on Poverty Webinar on Measuring Poverty

April 21, 2021: Drawing heavily on work by the CID Project, Bruce Meyer presents the final report of the Interagency Technical Working Group on Evaluating Alternative Measures of Poverty (on which he served as a co-chair), and University of Michigan professor David Johnson provides commentary.

Brookings Papers on Economic Activity Conference

June 25, 2020: Affiliated CID researcher and Notre Dame professor James Sullivan presents joint work with Jeehoon Han and Bruce Meyer on income and poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic.

American Enterprise Institute Event on Extreme Poverty

July 10, 2018: Bruce Meyer presents the CID and how it transforms our understanding of extreme poverty in the United States, and several poverty experts provide commentary.

 

SELECT MEDIA COVERAGE

Child Tax Credit:

Wall Street Journal: Monthly Child-Tax-Credit Payments Cease, Ending Cushion for Family Budgets | PDF

New York Times: Child Tax Credit’s Extra Help Ends, Just as Covid Surges Anew | PDF

Wall Street Journal: Joe Manchin and child poverty | PDF

Wall Street Journal: Biden’s child-poverty progress isn’t real | PDF

Washington Post: The battle over Biden’s child tax credit and its impact on poverty and workers | PDF

Wall Street Journal: The Bad Science Behind the Child Tax Credit Expansion | PDF

Associated Press: Child tax credit tussle reflects debate over work incentives

CNN: Joe Manchin wants to add a work requirement to the child tax credit. Here’s what that would do

Washington Post: Why extending the current child tax credit would do more harm than good  | PDF

New York Times: Joe Manchin’s Choices on Family Policy | PDF

CBS News: Child Tax Credit sparks debate: Should it have a work requirement?

Wall Street Journal: The child allowance welfare trap | PDF

Other coverage:

Vox: The big drop in American poverty during the pandemic, explained

UChicago News: Employment alone isn’t enough to solve homelessness, study suggests

New York Times: Vast federal aid has capped rise in poverty, studies find | PDF

Washington Post: Nearly 8 million Americans have fallen into poverty since the summer | PDF

Bloomberg: Decades of gains over U.S. poverty at risk of being wiped out

NPR Planet Money: Amid pandemic, here’s what researchers have learned about the economy

BBC: Coronavirus: US poverty rises as aid winds down

The Economist: Measuring poverty in the midst of America’s Covid-19 epidemic

Wall Street Journal: Mismeasuring poverty | PDF

Los Angeles Times: New evidence shows that our anti-poverty programs, especially Social Security, work well

Slate: Inside the fight to define extreme poverty in America

Vox: How many Americans live on $2 a day? The biggest debate in poverty research, explained

The Economist: How many Americans lives on $2 a day?

Reason: Study shows that extreme poverty statistics have been overestimated, especially among families with children

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