Archive for the ‘Poverty’ Category

How Much Does Immigration Increase Poverty? Less than Robert Samuelson Thinks it Does

November 17th, 2014

It is a common mistake to overestimate the contribution of immigration to the increase in poverty. Today’s purveyor of this erroneous association is the WaPo’s Robert Samuelson, who writes in the context of a discussion about immigration reform: The influx of unskilled Hispanics has sharply boosted U.S. poverty. From 1990 to 2013, Hispanics accounted for… Read more

Slides from this AM’s talk to social work educators

October 24th, 2014

I told the (totally awesome) audience at the Tampa, FL meeting of the Council on Social Work Education that I’d post my presentation ASAP. Here it is. A few clarifications. YOYO=you’re on your own WITT=we’re in this together In case the video doesn’t work, go here and start at 1:40. And h/t to Chuck Sheketoff for… Read more

Talking Poverty…LIVE!

October 9th, 2014

Just did this online session–TalkPoverty LIVE!–as part of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress. Rebecca Vallas hosted and Jodie Levin-Epstein and Daryl Atkinson offered many good ideas about anti-poverty policies.  Check it out.