Poverty Research & Policy
About This Show
The Poverty Research & Policy podcast is produced by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) and features interviews with researchers about poverty, inequality, and policy in the United States.
Most Recent Episode
Do the Labels We Use for Public Benefit Programs Matter?
In this podcast, economist Tim Beatty of the University of California, Davis talks about an article he co-wrote with Charlotte Tuttle about the SNAP or food stamps program and what happened to people's spending when there was a sudden increase in the program benefit. Beatty says the answer can tell us something about whether the labels we use for public benefit programs influence how people spend their money.A transcript of the podcast can be accessed at http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/media/podcasts.htm