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Trends in Poverty

Upcoming Events

Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty in the U.S.

Thurs.
April 7
6:30-8 p.m.
Free Public Discussion

Poverty, Underemployment and Family Hardship: The Realities of Today's Labor Market for Chicago's Families

Thurs.
Nov. 10
6:30-8 p.m.
Free Public Discussion

Poverty, Inequality, and the Role of Government: Politics, Practices, and Possibilities

Thurs.
October 20
6:30-8 p.m.
Free Public Discussion

Faculty Experts

Scott Allard

Scott Allard

Associate Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago
Expertise: Financial crisis, social service agencies, nonprofits, poverty and inequality, social welfare policy, government policy
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Evelyn Brodkin

Associate Professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and Lecturer at the Law School
Expertise: Bureaucracy, policy implementation, politics of the welfare state, public policy, social politics, public management, contracting, policy delivery, accountability, welfare policy and administration, welfare reform
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Malcolm Bush

Research Fellow
Expertise: Access to financial services for low-income populations, community development finance and community reinvestment policy and practice, community economic development, discrimination in the home-buying process, low-income youth’s connection to job markets in urban Braziland associated community development issues, predatory home mortgage and consumer lending
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Chad Broughton

Chad Broughton

Senior Lecturer in Public Policy Studies and Faculty Director of the Chicago Studies Program at the University of Chicago
Expertise: Gender, labor, poverty, and welfare policy in the United States and Mexico
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Robert Chaskin

Associate Professor in the School of Social Service Administration; Research Fellow and Director of the International Programs, Chapin Hall Center for Children
Expertise: Youth development, community organizing, community-based practice, community development, community social organization, comprehensive community initiatives, family support, associations and nonprofits, philanthropy and social change, urban affairs
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Colleen Grogan

Professor, School of Social Service Administration; Chair, Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy; Co-Chair, Center for Health Administration Studies
Expertise: Medicaid policy, American government and public policy, comparative state-level policy and politics, the American welfare state, health policy, health politics, managed care, welfare reform
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Jeffrey Grogger

Irving Harris Professor in Urban Policy in the Harris School of Public Policy Studies
Expertise: Crime and labor policy, welfare reform
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Ariel Kalil

Professor in the Harris School of Public Policy Studies
Expertise: Family structure, teenage parenting, inequality and poverty, job loss and unemployment, welfare reform, psychology, social policy
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Jens Ludwig

McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy in the School of Social Service Administration and the Harris School of Public Policy Studies
Expertise: Crime, education, housing policy, social policy
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Jeanne Marsh

George Herbert Jones Distinguished Service Professor, School of Social Service Administration
Expertise: Services for women, children, and families; child welfare; family reunification; parental substance abuse; women and substance abuse; substance abuse service delivery; program and policy development and evaluation; social work clinical practice; practice decision-making; social work education; evidence-based practice; treating women and families involved in the child welfare system
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Susan Mayer

Professor in the Harris School of Public Policy Studies
Expertise: Child and family policy, inequality and poverty, welfare reform, economic hardship, economic segregation, education policy
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Robert Michael

Eliakim Hastings Moore Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus in the Harris School of Public Policy Studies
Expertise: Child and family policy, education policy, economic hardship, inequality and poverty, welfare reform, survey analysis, familial economic analysis, sexual practices
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Melissa Roderick

Director, Chicago Postsecondary Transition Project and Co-Director, Consortium on Chicago School Research; Hermon Dunlap Smith Professor in the School of Social Service Administration
Expertise: Youth, development, minority adolescent development, education and child welfare, education policy, school reform, community schools, testing, urban high schools, drop outs, retention, summer programs
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Bart Schultz

Bart Schultz

Senior Lecturer in the Humanities and Director of the Civic Knowledge Project at the University of Chicago
Expertise: Contemporary social, political, and ethical theory and its history; Chicago studies; gender/gay studies; happiness studies; critical race theory; philosophy of education; environmental studies; philosophy of social science
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Earl Shorris

Earl Shorris

Founder of the Clemente Course in the Humanities and a National Humanities Medalist
Expertise: Humanities and poverty, social activism, Latino studies, public policy
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Mario Small

Professor in Sociology
Expertise: Urban poverty, social networking, social capital, inequality and culture
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Richard Taub

Paul Klapper Professor in Social Sciences; Chairman of the Committee on Human Development; Professor in Sociology
Expertise: Urban communities, rural communities, economic development, entrepreneurship, Indian studies
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Dexter Voisin

Associate Professor, School of Social Service Administration
Expertise: Urban African American and Latino youths; consequences of being exposed to violence; teenage pregnancy; substance use and misuse; AIDS prevention and interventions; anxiety, depression, aggression and PTSD symptoms and diagnoses
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