Poverty

The Lefts, Mexico, and Latin America: A Conversation with Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas

Biography: Mr. Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solórzano is the son of late Mexican President and Mexican Revolutionary General, Lázaro Cárdenas del Río....

More Questions than Answers: A Review of Gun Violence in Chicago

The University of Chicago Crime Lab released a report in January 2017 that details the sudden spike in gun violence that...

Separate and Suffering: The Damaging Effects of Residential Segregation on Metropolitan Economies

This piece, first published on January 29, 2014, is being republished as part of the Chicago Policy Review‘s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to...

Enduring Damage: The Effects of Childhood Poverty on Adult Health

This piece, first published on November 27, 2013, is being republished as part of the Chicago Policy Review‘s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to...

Breaking the Cycle of Urban Poverty with Deanna Hallagan and LaToya Winters

In a candid conversation at Marillac House in East Garfield Park, Deanna Hallagan and LaToya Winters advocate for the importance of outliers in breaking the cycle of poverty on Chicago’s West Side.

The Inequality of Poverty: How Places, Parents, and Poverty Affect the Gender Gap

The environment in which children grow up affects the economic outcomes of men and women differently.

The Link between Perceived Income Inequality Conditions and Higher Caloric Intake

Poverty and income inequality conditions translate into higher obesity rates by inducing anxiety and uncertainty feelings for individuals, who increase their caloric intake as a response.

Moving to Opportunity: How Housing Policy Can Disrupt the Persistence of Poverty

What matters for future economic success is the amount of childhood exposure to better neighborhoods.

Stop, Look, and Listen: A Behavioral Approach to Reducing Teen Violence

A recent study finds that cost-effective behavioral intervention programs reduce crime rates by teaching teens to slow down and reflect before acting.

The Politics of Economic Growth and Stability

Legislative oversight is more significant to economic and political stability than electoral accountability.

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