Experts Dedicate Time to Research Poverty

With poverty being such a common issue around the world, it is important to know who is fighting to end it. There are experts all over that have dedicated years to finding a way to put an end to poverty. There are experts that research topics such as poverty, homelessness, and assistance programs. Among these experts are Sarah Burd-Sharps, Kevin C. Corinth, and Angela Rachidi.

Sarah Burd-Sharps is the co-director of the Measure of America Project, which is part of the Social Science Research Council. This project is set out to provide easy-to-use yet methodologically sound tools for understanding the distribution of well-being and opportunity in America and stimulating fact-based dialogue about issues we all care about: health, education, and living standards. (http://www.measureofamerica.org/project/) Burd-Sharps goal is to get anti-poverty activists and researchers, like herself, to work more closely. She contributed to the 2014 Hunger Report for Bread for the World. In the report, she and her colleague Kristen Lewis, shared information on how to reengage Americans in the search for lasting solutions. Burd-Sharps education and work background can be found on her linked-in page.

Kevin C. Corinth is a research fellow in economic studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). The American Enterprise Institute is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world. (https://www.aei.org/about/) Corinth has a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Boston College and a master’s and doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago. His main focus is homelessness and the programs and policies put in place to assist the homeless. Poverty is also part of Corinth’s research. His twitter page is dedicated to his research initiative to help the homeless. On August 5, he tweeted his plan for the next phase of homelessness policy. Corinth can be found on twitter @kevincorinth. Corinth’s education and work background can be found on his linked-in page.

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Angela Rachidi is also a research fellow at AEI. Her research areas are poverty assistance to low- income families, and low income support programs. The programs include; TANF, SNAP (food stamps), impact of EITC, workforce development programs, and child support enforcement programs. Rachidi is an expert because she has a Ph.D. in social welfare policy from The New School’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy.  She also has a masters of public administration from Northern Illinois University and a B.S. in public administration from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. The experts at AEI not only engage in research that focuses on today’s most critical challenges but also look ahead to ideas and issues that have yet to be widely recognized. Rachidi can be found on twitter @AngelaRachidi and on linked-in. Her education and work background can be found on her linked-in page as well.

 

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