By David Rothwell On December 15, 2022 I was invited to host a webinar organized by the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect. With Andreas Jud, we made the case for the importance of studying economic inequality, defined economic economic inequality, shared takeaways from the special issue of Child Abuse & […]
In response to the 2021 poverty numbers released by the US Census I wrote this Op-Ed that was published in the Seattle Times (online October 7; in print on October 9). In the piece I challenge the notion that poverty is rare in America, highlight the structural causes, and call for making the Child Tax […]
Rebecca Kreitzer at UNC has posted a resource for all things policy briefs. Sharing the link here.
By David Rothwell The draft opinion of Justice Alito to overrule Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey has brought intense public attention to matters of family policy. The decision to transfer oversight from the federal courts to state legislatures will disrupt the reproductive rights and family life of millions of women. On Thursday […]
Facts and Figures to Learn From In 2009, researchers at the Urban Institute provided a descriptive picture of life for America’s working families living in or near poverty. Some of the key findings from the report include: Almost 50% of low-income families had at least one parent working full time, all year; 70% of single […]