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Seefeldt discusses gaps in poverty alleviation systems

Dec 2, 2021 Shared Prosperity Podcast
Kristin Seefeldt appeared on the Shared Prosperity Podcast to discuss some of the issues that block peoples’ opportunity to exit poverty.  “On one hand there are resources available in the community, but knowing how to get them and how to access...
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Shaefer applauds direct payments to address poverty

Oct 20, 2021 NC Policy Watch
“There’s a question of what we do during severe recessions: What we did [during the pandemic] worked, and it worked better than anything we’ve ever done before,” Luke Shaefer told NC Policy Watch. “… If we ever wondered if the well-being of families...
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Johnson criticizes poverty data during pandemic

Sep 15, 2021 Bloomberg Equality
During the pandemic, median real income dropped 2.9%, signaling a rise in poverty. But, according to David Johnson, director of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics and professor of public policy, "the data shows that the official poverty measure is...
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Cooney sees impact of expanded child tax credit

Sep 3, 2021 The Detroit News
The federal COVID-19 unemployment benefits are ending, but the expanded child tax credit plan was rolled out in July. After those first deposits, the U.S. Census Bureau reported a decline in food insecurity. "It’s heartening to see that expanded...
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Boost in SNAP benefits will help those most in need says Seefeldt

Sep 2, 2021 WXYZ Detroit
Starting Oct. 1, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be giving recipients a large increase in benefits that Kristin Seefeldt, associate professor of social work and public policy, says will help those most in need.  “We’ve...
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Michelmore on a permanent expansion of the Child Tax Credit

Aug 27, 2021 Marketplace
New evidence shows the federal expanded Child Tax Credit has had a positive impact on low-income families, decreasing childhood hunger and poverty. Those benefits are set to run out at the end of the year, but an extension is making its way through...
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Cooney comments on minimum wage debate

May 19, 2021 WXYZ Detroit
McDonald's workers are striking for better wages all across the country, including in Michigan. Many argue against a higher minimum wage, saying that it would cause job loss. Patrick Cooney, assistant director of economic mobility at U-M Poverty...

Shaefer discusses jump in joblessness that strains safety nets

Mar 27, 2020
With widespread shutdowns of businesses across the country due to COVID-19, states have seen a dramatic rise in the number of unemployed and those seeking unemployment benefits. This week, unemployment claims jumped 2000% in Michigan, putting the...

Ivacko provides context for economic hardship findings

Mar 29, 2019
Understanding poverty in Michigan is the first step towards alleviating it, so people are playing particular attention to the recent Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) report on how local officials think about economic hardship. Much...

MLive taps Poverty Solutions expert on child poverty in Flint

Sep 25, 2018
New analysis from the U.S. Census Bureau data from 2017 reveals Flint is the poorest city in the U.S. of its size, and that more than half of the city’s child residents are living in poverty, according to a September 17, 2018 article by Zahra...