What is your future risk of poverty?

A newly-redesigned poverty risk calculator, developed by Mark Rank, the Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare at the Brown School, can for the first time determine an American’s expected risk of poverty based on their race, education level, gender, marital status and age.

Pollak receives grant from MacArthur Foundation

A grant for $550,000 from the MacArthur Foundation will allow the MacArthur Network on the Family and the Economy to finish its long term research project which investigates the dynamics of family functioning and the well-being of children born to unmarried parents. Robert Pollak, Ph.D., Hernreich Distinguished Professor of Economics in arts & sciences and the John M. Olin School of Business, co-directs the Network, which brings together 13 scholars in economics, sociology, developmental psychology and public policy to advance understanding of the connections between families, labor markets and the economy as a whole.