Session 1:
The New Demography of Poverty: Federal, Regional, State, and Local Differences

Thursday, March 31
8:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Thurgood Marshall North
Mezzanine Level

Chair: Timothy M. Smeeding, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Discussant: David Johnson, U.S. Census Bureau

  1. Improving the Measurement of PovertyNathan Hutto, Columbia University; Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University; Neeraj Kaushal, Columbia University; Irwin Garfinkel, Columbia University

  2. The Great Recession's Impact on New York City: What Does the Center for Economic Opportunity's Poverty Measure Tell Us That the Official Measure Does Not?Mark K. Levitan, New York City Center for Economic Opportunity; Christine D'Onofrio, New York City Center for Economic Opportunity; John Krampner, New York City Center for Economic Opportunity; Daniel Scheer, New York City Center for Economic Opportunity; Todd Seidel, New York City Center for Economic Opportunity

  3. Creating a New Measure of Poverty for States: The Wisconsin ExperienceJoanna Marks, University of Wisconsin at Madison; Julia Isaacs, Brookings Institution and University of Wisconsin at Madison; Katherine Thornton, University of Wisconsin at Madison

  4. Alternative Poverty Measures and the Geographic Distribution of Poverty in the United StatesJames P. Ziliak, University of Kentucky

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