Henry J. Meyer


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Overview Traditional measures of poverty are based on income: if income is below a given threshold, then the family is determined to be poor. Some economists have suggested that a family's well-being is better measured by their total spending rather than their total income. That is, some families can have a satisfactory standard of living even if they have low current income. This may be due to the fact that the family can support consumption by drawing down assets.
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Sheldon H. Danziger, Henry J. Meyer Distinguished University Professor of Public Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Research Professor, Population Studies Center at the Institute for Social Research, discusses why poverty persists in the U.S. and what policy reforms can reduce the incidence of poverty. Danziger, who is also co-director of the National Poverty Center and director of the Research and Training Program on Poverty and Public Policy, is nationally recognized for his research on the causes and consequences of poverty.
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Kristin S. Seefeldt, Research Investigator, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Read Michigan's Welfare System . Douglas J. Besharov, Joseph J. and Violet Jacobs Scholar in Social Welfare Studies, American Enterprise Institute and Professor of Public Affairs, University of Maryland. Research from the Welfare Reform Academy . Sheldon H. Danziger, National Poverty Center Co-Director; Henry J. Meyer Distinguished University Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R.
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