Category Archives: Reports

Report: “Rapid Re-Housing: What the Research Says”

Report: Mary Cunningham, Rapid Re-Housing: What the Research Says, Urban Inst., June 2015.

Report: “Diverted into Deportation: The Immigration Consequences of Diversion Programs in Maryland”

Report: “Diverted into Deportation: The Immigration Consequences of Diversion Programs in Maryland,”American University Washington College of Law Immigrant Justice Clinic & American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (2016). [w/tables and charts]

New Report: “The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration” – National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

New Report: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration, (Sept. 2016).

New Article: “Separate and Unequal: The Dimensions and Consequences of Safety Net Decentralization in the U.S. 1994-2014”

New Article: Sarah K. Bruch, Marcia K. Meyers, Janet C. Gornick, “Separate and Unequal: The Dimensions and Consequences of Safety Net Decentralization in the U.S. 1994-2014,” Institute for Research on Poverty (Aug. 2016).

In this paper, we examine the dimensions and consequences of decentralized social safety net policies. We consider the adequacy of benefits and inclusiveness of receipt for eleven federal-state programs that constitute the core of safety net provision for working age adults and families: cash assistance, food assistance, health insurance, child support, child care, preschool/early education, unemployment insurance, state income taxes, cash assistance work assistance, disability assistance, and housing assistance. In the first part of the paper we examine the extent of cross-state inequality in social provision. We find substantial variation across states; variation that is consistent with policy design differences in state discretion; and at levels equal to or greater than variation across the European countries that have been recognized as having different welfare regimes. In the second section, we turn to an analysis of change over time (1994 to 2014) examining four dimensions of convergence: degree, location of change, direction of change, and scope. We find both decreases (retrenchment) and increases (expansions) of provision, a handful of cases of convergence (decreasing inequality) and divergence (increasing inequality), and a great deal of synchronous change and persistence in the magnitude of cross state inequalities.

New Report: “Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2015” – Census Bureau

New Report: U.S. Census Bureau, Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2015 (Sept. 13, 2016).  News coverage from the L.A. Times here.

New Report: “Report on the Future of Legal Services in the United States”

Report PhotoNew Report: ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services, Report on the Future of Legal Services in the United States (2016) [the link for the whole report is here].

New Report: “The Safety Net’s Impact: A State-by-State Look”

New Report/Fact Sheets: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, The Safety Net’s Impact: A State-by-State Look (2016).

-Thanks to Francine Lipman for the heads up!

New Report: “The State of the World’s Children 2016: A fair chance for every child”

SOWC-2016_dtls_pgNew Report: UNICEF, The State of the World’s Children 2016: A fair chance for every child (2016).

New Report: “Lessons Learned From 40 Years of Subsidized Employment Programs”

New Report: Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown Law, Lessons Learned From 40 Years of Subsidized Employment Programs (2016).

New Blog Post and Report on State Level EITC programs

New Blog Post: Francine Lipman, Oklahoma Decreases Working Poor Family Benefits, Surley Subgroup Blog, May 29, 2106.

which includes a link to a report: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, How Much Would a State Earned Income Tax Credit Cost in Fiscal Year 2017?, Jan. 2017.