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New family policy chair tackles poverty and inequality

Associate Professor David Rothwell  is the new Barbara Emily Knudson Chair in Family Policy in Oregon State’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences.

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YOUR IMPACT – AMPLIFIED

The college has been able to respond rapidly to an immediate need for evidence-based research thanks in part to graduate student fellowships.

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New state-specific poverty measure offers more accurate counting of Oregon’s poor

Policymakers will have a clearer understanding of who is most at risk of falling below the poverty line and highlights the contribution of public safety net programs.

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Study: Most Americans don’t have enough assets to withstand 3 months without income

A new study found that 77% of low- to moderate-income American households fall below the asset poverty threshold.

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Nearly two-thirds of American children live in asset poverty

More than 63 percent of American children and 55 percent of Americans live in “asset” poverty, meaning they have few or no assets to rely on in the event of a financial shock such as a job loss, a medical crisis or the recent federal government shutdown, new research from Oregon State University indicates.

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Assistant professor recognized as leader in the field

CPHHS Assistant Professor David Rothwell’s article on asset poverty in Canada was selected as best journal article of 2018 by the International Journal of Social Welfare. The article, “The prevalence and composition of asset poverty in Canada,” was co-authored by Jennifer Robson from Carleton University. A household is considered asset poor if its assets (financial assets […]