Claudia Coulton Presents at International Society for Child Indicators

June 26, 2017 / No Comments

Dr. Claudia Coulton, co-director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, will present the closing plenary session at the 6th Conference of the International Society for Child Indicators in Montreal, Canada this month. This year’s theme is Children in a World of Opportuniti...

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New study finds vacancies overlap with crime and lead exposure

June 5, 2017 / No Comments

Significant pockets of concentrated vacancy in Cleveland co-occur with hot spots of lead exposure, violent crime, homicide, weapons violation and aggravated assaults, according to a new study from Case Western Reserve University. Seeking to better understand the spillover effects of vacant proper...

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Rob Fischer Wants Poor Communities to have Better Access to Healthier Food

February 3, 2017 / No Comments

Dr. Robert Fischer, co-director of the Poverty Center, expressed his concerns to Newsnet 5 for their report “Food stamp families buying a lot of soft drinks” on February 2, 2017. According to a recent USDA report, while the spending habits of  families receiving SNAP benefits are simi...

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Claudia Coulton on Cleveland’s Economic Decline

October 5, 2016 / No Comments

 ”Children and families have been crushed by the overall economic decline”says Dr.Claudia Coulton, Founder & Co-Director, The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, to NBC in ” The Heartland: Life and Loss in Steel Ci...

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Claudia Coulton on Cleveland’s Sharp Drop in Poverty

September 22, 2016 / No Comments

“The good news is that the poverty rate both in Cleveland and in our region declined. … Poverty has finally achieved a significant decrease,” said Dr. Claudia Coulton, co-director of the Poverty Center, to in “Cleveland poverty numbers drop sharply” on ...

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Rob Fischer on Why Murders Happen to NOLA’s Times-Picayune

May 12, 2016 / No Comments

“The motivation to kill is both born out of desperation and opportunity,” explained Dr. Robert Fischer, Poverty Center co-director, to the Times-Picayune in “Why does New Orleans have more murders than similar cities? Experts search for answers” on May 11. The article expl...

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More Than Half of Cleveland Read Below 7th Grade Level

May 10, 2016 / No Comments

A 2009 report prepared by the Poverty Center for the Literacy Cooperative was referenced by WCPN NPR ideastream’s story “More than half of Cleveland Residents Read Below a 7th Grade Level” on May 2, 2016. As discussed in the NPR story, a recent study revealed one in five people ...

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Gillian Marshall’s study to analyze link between neighborhoods and cancer screenings

May 4, 2015 / No Comments

Can neighborhood factors influence whether older residents have access to cancer screening information and testing? Gillian L. Marshall, PhD, assistant professor of social work at the Mandel School, plans to find out. “We want to clarify assumptions that people with low incomes are less likely to...

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Elizabeth M. Tracy and Colleagues Research How Women In Recovery Manage Personal Networks

October 17, 2014 / No Comments

Substance abuse counselors and social workers often recommend recovering addicts establish new networks of non-using friends and supporters. But Dr. Elizabeth M. Tracy and her colleagues found that, for many women in poverty, it’s not so easy to drop the users in their lives. Many are people that...

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