New Research Brief: Penalties for Poverty Risks Drive High Poverty in the United States

Ryan Finnigan

The UC Davis Center for Poverty Research released a brief by faculty affiliate Ryan Finnigan, which examines the relationship between poverty risks, prevalences and penalties in 29 industrialized, democratic countries. Finnigan, an assistant professor of sociology, finds that the relatively high poverty rate in the United States is due to high penalties for poverty risks. Download “Penalties for Poverty Risks Drive High Poverty in the United States.”

The UC Davis Center for Poverty Research is located in the College of Letters and Science.

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