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Insights / Research BriefNov 10, 2020

Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Family Dynamics in Economically Vulnerable Households • The Education Gradient in Maternal Enjoyment of Time in Childcare

A Google search of “parenting and mothers during covid” in mid-October 2020 returned nearly 300...
Topics:  COVID-19, Economic Mobility & Poverty, Early Childhood Education
Insights / Podcast episodeJul 11, 2020

Episode 13: Stopping an Avalanche of Poverty

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Bruce Meyer
One of the largest economic downturns in US history has not produced more poverty. What...
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, COVID-19
Insights / Research BriefDec 11, 2019

Impacts of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Jobs on Youth · The Long-Term Impacts of Grants on Poverty

The old adage about fighting poverty is that if you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; but if you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
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Friedman Forum: Gender and Human Capital Investments in Developing Countries

On November 1, BFI hosted Alessandra Voena, Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth...
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
Insights / Research BriefOct 09, 2019

Spillover Impacts on Education from Employment Guarantees and Educational Investment Responses to Economic Opportunity: Evidence from Indian Road Construction

For most young people and their parents who live in high-income countries, the decision to attend school is an easy one. School is universally available and free through high school, schooling is mandatory through the age of 16, and most jobs require at least a high school degree. Dropping out of school all but ensures a lifetime of relatively low income.
Topics:  Early Childhood Education, Economic Mobility & Poverty, Employment & Wages, Health care, K-12 Education
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Trends in Adverse Financial Events Around Disability Application and Decision Dates

After applying for SSDI or SSI disability aid, both those who were denied and allowed...
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, Employment & Wages
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Social Security Administration Field Office Closings in the US and its Impact on Disability Applicants

This map details the closed and open Social Security Administration offices in 2016. The red...
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, Employment & Wages
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Effects of Social Security Field Office Closings on Number of Disability Applications and Allowances

The closings of SSA offices significantly reduced the number of applicants allowed for disability assistance...
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, Employment & Wages