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

Unemployment after Welfare Reform

April 1, 2010 · Research

The Road to Welfare Reform

January 1, 2010 · Research

Use of UI and ES by Recent TANF Leavers

September 1, 2009 · Research

Women, Work, and Welfare Reform

April 1, 2009 · Research