Media Coverage

The complexities of child poverty and health care in the USA
November 3, 2018
The Lancet

Energy access is not created equal. This Ann Arbor organization is trying to change that.
October 31, 2018
Concentrate Media
Expert: Tony Reames

1 in 6 older black people have been homeless at some point in their life, study finds
October 9, 2018
The Washington Post
Expert: Helen Levy

Research expert at U-M Law School says $2.7 million grant to help state develop a proper penal fee program
September 26, 2018
Detroit Legal News
Expert: Meghan O'Neil

The Applied Wisdom of the Heartland
September 18, 2018
Harvard Magazine
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Flint again most impoverished city in the nation, new census data shows
September 17, 2018
MLive
Expert: Joshua Rivera

Middle-class income hit an all-time high of $61,372 last year, U.S. Census Bureau says
September 12, 2018
The Washington Post
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

The Recovery Threw the Middle-Class Dream Under a Benz
September 12, 2018
The New York Times
Expert: Fabian Pfeffer

U.S. household income increases for third straight year to $61,372, census data show
September 12, 2018
NBC News
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

UM, Harvard to partner on Detroit poverty study, opioid crisis
September 12, 2018
Crain's Detroit

Trump Launches Aggressive Poverty Disinformation Campaign
September 10, 2018
The American Prospect
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer and Joshua Rivera

Why it’s hard for blacks to pull themselves up by bootstraps when it comes to health
September 4, 2018
The Conversation
Expert: Shervin Assari

How Early is Too Early? The Advantages of Child Savings Accounts
August 23, 2018
Consumers Advocate
Expert: William Elliott III

Poor people at risk of eviction as tax credits expire and Detroit revives
August 21, 2018
Bridge
Expert: Margaret Dewar

Detroit real estate game creates chaos in neighborhoods
August 17, 2018
Detroit Free Press
Expert: Joshua Akers

Michigan is reinstating work requirements for people on food assistance
August 17, 2018
Michigan Radio
Expert: Lesli Hoey

New research shows water bills are unaffordable across metro Detroit
August 13, 2018
Michigan Radio
Expert: Dahlia Rockowitz

Opinion | Michigan is in the midst of a literacy crisis
July 31, 2018
Bridge
Expert: Nell Duke

The welfare state needs updating
July 12, 2018
The Economist
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Fresh Proof That Strong Unions Help Reduce Income Inequality
July 6, 2018
The New York Times
Expert: Susan Dynarski

Why Detroit is the most expensive city in America to buy car insurance
July 5, 2018
The Economist
Expert: Joshua Rivera

America Is Guilty of Neglecting Kids: Our Own
June 28, 2018
The New York Times
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

The U.N. says 18.5 million Americans are in ‘extreme poverty.’ Trump’s team says just 250,000 are.
June 25, 2018
Washington Post
Expert: Kristin Seefeldt

The ’emancipation’ of Ethan Ancick
June 12, 2018
Yahoo Sports
Expert: Jennifer Erb-Downward

An explosive U.N. report shows America’s safety net was failing before Trump’s election
June 7, 2018
The Washington Post
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment, reappointments to the Commission on Community Action and Economic Opportunity
June 7, 2018
State of Michigan
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Kalamazoo schools create “shelter in a storm” for students experiencing homelessness
May 30, 2018
Michigan Radio
Expert: Jennifer Erb-Downward

Why do people in poverty have satellite dishes?
May 25, 2018
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

The U.S. spends less on children than almost any other developed nation
May 16, 2018
The Washington Post
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Going green is harder for Detroit’s low-income communities
May 9, 2018
Grist
Expert: Tony Reames

Growing Up Homeless: A Student’s Battle
May 9, 2018
Michigan 9 and 10 News
Expert: Jennifer Erb-Downward

United Way brings leaders together at WCCCD to solve social concerns
May 9, 2018
Michigan Chronicle

Medicaid work bill could hurt, not help, people who want to work
April 30, 2018
The Detroit Free Press
Expert: Luke Shaefer, Marianne Udow-Phillips, Megan Foster-Friedman

Opinion | Beware of unintended consequences of Michigan Medicaid work demand
April 20, 2018
Bridge
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer, Marianne Udow-Phillips, Renuka Tipirneni

UM study: Detroit youth jobs program shows educational benefits
April 12, 2018
Crain's Detroit Business
Expert: Brian Jacob

Need help avoiding foreclosure in Detroit?
April 10, 2018
Channel 4 Detroit
Expert: Roshanak Mehdipanah

Researcher: Staggering percentage of students are homeless
April 7, 2018
Cadillac News
Expert: Jennifer Erb-Downward

Low-income families are getting terrible financial advice online
April 3, 2018
Market Watch
Expert: Kristin Seefeldt

Colleges should be anti-poverty institutions
March 29, 2018
The Detroit News
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Getting From Here to There: In the suburbs, car ownership is practically a necessity.
March 26, 2018
Slate
Expert: Alexandra Murphy

The Growing College Graduation Gap
March 25, 2018
The New York Times
Expert: Fabian Pfeffer

Suburban Housing Costs Are Stretching Families to the Brink
March 21, 2018
Slate
Expert: Alexandra Murphy

The Suburban Mystique: How the symbol of American prosperity became the new place of poverty
March 19, 2018
Slate
Expert: Alexandra Murphy

UM, Detroit partner for four-year economic mobility project
March 19, 2018
Michigan Radio

How Blood-Plasma Companies Target the Poorest Americans
March 15, 2018
The Atlantic
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

This Michigan initiative is using big ideas to try and solve the problem of poverty
March 4, 2018
Big Ten Network
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

History proves that solving poverty requires more than just a silver bullet
February 19, 2018
Stateside on Michigan Radio
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

The U.S. Can No Longer Hide From Its Deep Poverty Problem
January 24, 2018
The New York Times
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Trump may weaken ‘outdated’ rules that force banks to lend to the poor
January 12, 2018
CNN Money
Expert: Amiyatosh Purnanandam

Over 50 years after the War on Poverty, it’s time to find a solution
January 9, 2018
Michigan Radio
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Helping Working Poor: Groups look to aid growing population
December 31, 2017
Traverse City Record Eagle
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Study: Half of Michigan Medicaid expansion enrollees work
December 13, 2017
Crain's Detroit Business
Expert: John Ayanian

Study looks at work status of those in state’s Medicaid expansion
December 12, 2017
University Record
Expert: John Ayanian

CBO numbers on tax bill changes don’t look good for the country’s poorest
November 27, 2017
Marketplace
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Senate Democrats have a plan that would cut child poverty nearly in half
October 27, 2017
Vox
Expert: Luke Shaefer

When Government Designs Programs To Help Kids, The Details Matter
October 16, 2017
The Huffington Post
Expert: Luke Shaefer

What we know about Career and Technical Education in high school
October 5, 2017
The Brookings Institution
Expert: Brian Jacob

Arthur Brooks presents on the intersection between entrepreneurship and poverty
October 4, 2017
The Michigan Daily

By age 3, inequality is clear: Rich kids attend school. Poor kids stay with a grandparent
September 26, 2017
The Washington Post
Expert: Christina Weiland

When Black Children Are Targeted for Punishment
September 25, 2017
The New York Times
Expert: Derrick Darby

The latest Obamacare repeal bill is modeled after welfare reform. That was a failure.
September 20, 2017
Vox
Expert: Luke Shaefer

Rising Health-Insurance Costs Are Eating Into Employees’ Paycheck Gains
September 19, 2017
Bloomberg
Expert: Tom Buchmueller

US incomes at record levels while poverty declines
September 13, 2017
The Financial Times
Expert: Justin Wolfers

The subtle ways colleges discriminate against poor students, explained with a cartoon
September 12, 2017
Vox
Expert: Martha Bailey and Susan Dynarski

‘It’s about how we survive’
August 28, 2017
Michigan Today
Expert: David Johnson

Bad Jobs And No Welfare Give Rise To A New Type Of Charity: The Diaper Bank
August 20, 2017
The Huffington Post
Expert: Luke Shaefer

How Welfare’s Work Requirements Can Deepen And Prolong Poverty
August 3, 2017
The Huffington Post
Expert: Kristin Seefeldt

Chronic absenteeism: An old problem in search of new answers
July 27, 2017
The Brookings Institution
Expert: Brian Jacob

A basic income really could end poverty forever
July 17, 2017
Vox
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

There are fewer and fewer avenues to the middle class for low-income families
July 13, 2017
Michigan Radio
Expert: Kristin Seefeldt

The return of welfare reform
June 30, 2017
Vox
Expert: Luke Shaefer

Why poverty is not a personal choice, but a reflection of society
June 30, 2017
The Conversation
Expert: Shervin Assari

Employment helps white men’s health more than women and blacks
June 22, 2017
The Conversation
Expert: Shervin Assari

What happens if you replace every social program with a universal basic income
May 31, 2017
Vox
Expert: Luke Shaefer

Cash Assistance for Child Poverty (Podcast)
May 24, 2017
The Brookings Institution
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Bankole: Universities boosting investments in Detroit
May 18, 2017
The Detroit News

Author H. Luke Shaefer shares his research on poverty in the United States
May 16, 2017
The Michigan Daily
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Child poverty in the US is a disgrace. Experts are embracing this simple plan to cut it.
April 27, 2017
Vox
Expert: Luke Shaefer

Event to highlight university-Detroit partnership in research and learning
April 20, 2017
The University Record

Fighting Child Poverty With a Universal Child Allowance
April 19, 2017
The American Prospect
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

U-M seeks participation in summer youth employment program
March 20, 2017
The University Record

Is It Better to Be Poor in Bangladesh or the Mississippi Delta?
March 16, 2017
The Atlantic
Expert: Luke Shaefer

Your Call: Abandoned and socially isolated poor women
February 22, 2017
Your Call
Expert: Kristin Seefeldt

‘$2.00 a Day’ authors talk book’s creation and future film adaptation
February 8, 2017
The Michigan Daily
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Column: We need to fix the social safety net, not shame those who need it
February 2, 2017
PBS News Hour
Expert: Kristin Seefeldt

‘There’s a dignity to this place’: Inside the world of pay-what-you-can restaurants
January 23, 2017
The Washington Post

U-M anti-poverty effort seeks to tackle issue, make ‘real difference’
January 17, 2017
MLive

UM addressing Detroit poverty with initiative
January 17, 2017
The Detroit News

University of Michigan announces efforts to address poverty
January 17, 2017
The San Francisco Chronicle

L.A.’s homeless might see a change under President Trump
January 6, 2017
Southern California Public Radio

Finding a way to win the war on poverty in America
January 3, 2017
Michigan Radio

Beyond Obamacare: What the ACA has meant for Michigan
December 18, 2016
Detroit Free Press

The Real ‘Left Behind’ Voters: Black Women
December 9, 2016
Newsweek

Giving Every Child a Monthly Check for an Even Start
October 18, 2016
The New York Times

New University of Michigan initiative takes aim at poverty in America
October 7, 2016
The Detroit Free Press

There Have To Be Better Ways To Fight Poverty. The White House Wants To Find Them.
January 13, 2016
The Huffington Post

How Poor Single Moms Survive
December 1, 2015
The Atlantic
Expert: Kristin Seefeldt

Rental America: Why the poor pay $4,150 for a $1,500 sofa
October 16, 2014
Washington Post
Expert: Michael Barr

The Fleeting Dream of Homeownership
September 9, 2014
The Huffington Post
Expert: Trina Shanks