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Urban Institute Experts are Standing by to Delve Into New Census Bureau Data on Poverty, Income, Health Insurance

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Document date: September 06, 2012
Released online: September 06, 2012

Abstract

The state of the economy is at the center of election-year discourse, and Wednesday’s release of the Census Bureau's latest statistics on poverty, income, and health insurance will illuminate important dimensions of national well-being. The Urban Institute’s deep bench of experts will be ready and willing to break down the new data and give insights to interested reporters and media outlets.


WASHINGTON, D.C., September 6, 2012 --The state of the economy is at the center of election-year discourse, and Wednesday’s release of the Census Bureau's latest statistics on poverty, income, and health insurance will illuminate important dimensions of national well-being. The Urban Institute’s deep bench of experts will be ready and willing to break down the new data and give insights to interested reporters and media outlets.
By about 5:00 p.m. ET on September 12, several popular Urban Institute overviews about poverty will be updated:

  • Poverty in the United States
  • Unemployment and Poverty
  • Poverty Numbers (historical national rates, plus by state and age)

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Topics and Experts

  • Adult consequences of childhood poverty: Julia Isaacs and Signe-Mary McKernan
  • Alternative poverty measures: Linda Giannarelli, Julia Isaacs, Robert Lerman, Laura Wheaton, and Sheila Zedlewski
  • Asset poverty: Signe-Mary McKernan and Greg Mills
  • Child poverty: Gregory Acs, Olivia Golden, Julia Isaacs, and Austin Nichols
  • Earned income tax credit: Elaine Maag
  • Economic mobility: Gregory Acs, Austin Nichols, and Eugene Steuerle
  • Employment issues and poverty: Gregory Acs, Robert Lerman, Pamela Loprest, and Margaret Simms
  • Fatherhood, child support, and poverty: Robert Lerman and Elaine Sorensen
  • Federal budget implications: Julia Isaacs, Rudolph Penner, and Eugene Steuerle
  • Federal policies to alleviate poverty: Gregory Acs, Olivia Golden, Robert Lerman, Pamela Loprest, and Sheila Zedlewski
  • Food stamps: Gregory Mills and Sheila Zedlewski
  • Foreclosures, housing hardship, low-income homeownership, and housing assistance programs: Robert Lerman, Peter Tatian, and Margery Turner
  • Health insurance coverage and the uninsured: John Holahan, Genevieve Kenney, and Stephen Zuckerman
  • Homelessness: Mary Cunningham
  • Immigrant poverty: Maria Enchautegui and Robert Lerman
  • Neighborhood poverty’s impact on children and youth: Susan Popkin
  • Neighborhoods with concentrated poverty: Rolf Pendall
  • Older adults in poverty: Richard Johnson
  • Populations with higher-than-average poverty rates: Maria Enchautegui and Margaret Simms
  • Poverty by family status: Gregory Acs and Robert Lerman
  • Racial and ethnic disparities: Maria Enchautegui, Austin Nichols, and Margaret Simms
  • Safety net programs: Gregory Acs, Olivia Golden, Pamela Loprest, and Sheila Zedlewski
  • Single mothers and employment: Gregory Acs, Robert Lerman, and Pamela Loprest
  • State budget implications: Olivia Golden and Kim Rueben
  • State data: Julia Isaacs, Austin Nichols, and Sheila Zedlewski
  • Suburban poverty growth: Rolf Pendall
  • Uninsured children: Genevieve Kenney
  • Welfare: Gregory Acs, Linda Giannarelli, Olivia Golden, Heather Hahn, Pamela Loprest, and Sheila Zedlewski

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Topics/Tags: | Poverty, Assets and Safety Net


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