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Murphy explains findings from Poverty Solution transportation study

Sep 23, 2022 WEMU
A new Poverty Solutions study found that one in four American adults lacks consistent access to transportation. Alexandra Murphy, assistant professor of public policy and co-author of the study, further broke down the findings. "The percentage of...
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Ostfeld awarded U-M Anti-Racism Grant

Sep 14, 2022
Mara Ostfeld, associate faculty director and director of communications at Poverty Solutions, has been awarded one of eight Anti-Racism Grants from the U-M Office of the Vice President for Research for her collaboration with the University of Puerto...
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Branche-Wilson breaks down DMACS findings about financial health

Sep 12, 2022 Michigan Radio
A Detroit Metro Area Communities Study found that many Detroiters would struggle if faced with a $400 emergency. Afton Branche-Wilson, assistant director of community initiatives at Poverty Solutions, helped Michigan Radio summarize the...
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Amplifying youth voices to drive change in Detroit

Sep 7, 2022
Imagine, summer vacation is coming to an end and you must start school next week, but you haven’t been able to shower in a week. Would you be able to focus on school? That was the question posed by a group of teens and young adults advocating for...
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Nothaft promotes universal free lunch

Sep 4, 2022 Michigan Radio
As the school year begins, thousands of Michigan children are eligible for free school meals, according to Michigan Radio. While free and reduced lunch programs are great, Poverty Solutions analyst Amanda Nothaft called universal free lunch “a...
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Solution to reducing child poverty "no great mystery" - Cooney

Jun 26, 2022 WDET
WDET's Detroit Today notes that, "Child poverty is the highest in the U.S. compared to other developed nations. While we have programs to address poverty for our elders — social security and Medicare, chief among them — programs directed at children...
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Nothaft proscribes changes in Michigan auto insurance reform

Jun 26, 2022 Click On Detroit
In the three years since Michigan reformed its auto insurance laws, rates have remained high, and people are asking, "Did it do what was promised?" Amanda Nothaft from Poverty Solutions outlined three changes necessary for further change to Click...
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Faculty findings, spring 2022

May 31, 2022
Economic and social impact of religious festivals In Mexico, “patron saint day” festivals are often local public holidays and involve substantial financial expenditures by households and governments. Festival dates vary greatly across localities:...
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Shaefer reflects on end of expanded Child Tax Credit

Apr 22, 2022 The Philadelphia Inquirer
The expanded Child Tax Credit was wildly successful in providing Americans relief. But, its abrupt end could reverse that, according to Luke Shaefer, inaugural director of Poverty Solutions. "This has been a success story for middle-class...
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Pilkauskas investigates accessibility of expanded Child Tax Credit

Apr 18, 2022 The New Yorker
The U.S. government's response to the 2020 recession was unprecedented. One of the most important areas was the expanded Child Tax Credit. Natasha Pilkauskas, associate professor of public policy, has studied who was able to access the program, and...
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Nothaft discusses auto insurance overhaul

Apr 16, 2022 Detroit Free Press
Two years after Michigan's auto insurance overhaul, experts are still waiting for the system to figure itself out and for insurance rates to drop, Amanda Nothaft, senior data and evaluation manager, explained. "I think the actuarial models take a...