Poverty & Income Support

Reducing poverty simultaneously addresses two important public policy goals: it increases economic equality among citizens, and it reduces related social problems, such as crime.

Investigating how policy can best support the unemployed and low-wage workers in their efforts to find work and provide for their families is of interest to the Upjohn Institute. For instance, use of the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) grew dramatically during the Great Recession, as did the number of people eligible for unemployment insurance (UI). Upjohn researchers investigated SNAP use before and after UI application to determine if it was correlated with UI eligibility.

All Research

Food Stamps and the Working Poor

January 1, 2019 · Research

Do SNAP Work Requirements Work?

December 13, 2018 · Research

Microfinance: Points of Promise

January 1, 2016 · Research

The effect of income on subjective well-being

November 3, 2015 · Research Highlight

New study shows combined federal-local EITC reduces poverty

September 15, 2015 · Research Highlight