Experts on Poverty & Policy

Asset building 

Sample topics: asset building policy, marginal tax rates, household banking practices, payday lending

Alexes Harris
Marieka Klawitter
Jennifer Romich


Crime and Criminal Justice

Sample topics: juvenile justice, prisoner re-entry, racial and ethnic patterns of incarceration 

Bob Crutchfield
Alexes Harris
Becky Pettit 


Education

Sample topics: affirmative action, immigrant access, Latinos and higher education 

Frances Contreras
Roberto Gonzales
Charles Hirschman
Mark Long 


Family 

Sample topics: effects of low-income on families, poverty and childhood development, child care, child support policies, domestic violence and economic insecurity 

Taryn Lindhorst
Marcia Meyers
Robert Plotnick
Jennifer Romich


Health care 

Sample topics: public health care funding , health disparities, health care access issues

Gunnar Almgren


Human Geography

Sample topics: public housing, tolling and the poor, rural-urban poverty dynamics

Rachel Kleit
Victoria Lawson 


Tax policy

Sample topics: EITC, marginal tax rates and low-income work

Crystal Hall
Jennifer Romich
Robert Plotnick


Welfare / welfare reform 

Sample topics: TANF sanctions, effects on child rearing, effects on childhood education

Marieka Klawitter
Marcia Meyers
Robert Plotnick


Workforce

Sample topics: demographics, social mobility, immigration

Mark Ellis
Robert Plotnick

Sample topics: wages and benefits, unions, work-life balance issues, discrimination 

James Gregory 
Marieka Klawitter

Becky Pettit 
Jake Rosenfeld