Category Archives: Reports

News Article: Can Miami Convince The Supreme Court That Subprime Loans Hurt Cities, Too?

News Article: Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, Can Miami Convince The Supreme Court That Subprime Loans Hurt Cities, Too?, FiveThirtyEight (Nov. 8, 2016).

News Article: Median Family Income for Harvard Undergrads Triple National Average, Study Finds

News Article: William S. Flanagan & Michael E. Xie, Median Family Income for Harvard Undergrads Triple National Average, Study Finds, Harvard Crimson (Jan. 25, 2017).

Article: Understanding How Low– Socioeconomic Status Households Cope with Health Shocks: An Analysis of Multisector Linked Data

Article: Tammy Leonard, et al.,  Understanding How Low– Socioeconomic Status Households Cope with Health Shocks: An Analysis of Multisector Linked Data, 669 Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 125 (2017).

Report: Housing Development Toolkit

Report: Housing Development Toolkit, The White House (Sept. 2016).

New Report: “Implications of Partial Repeal of the ACA through Reconciliation”

New Report: Linda J. Blumberg , Matthew Buettgens, and John Holahan, Implications of Partial Repeal of the ACA through Reconciliation, Urban Inst., Dec. 2016.

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.