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Hilary Hoynes, Distinguished Chair of the Haas Institute’s Economic Disparities research cluster, won a “Best Paper” award from the American Economic Association. In “Income, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and Infant Health,” Hoynes and co-authors Doug Miller and David Simon evaluate the impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on infant health outcomes.The authors argue that the health benefits of non-health programs, such as this tax credit, should be taken into account when discussing US social safety net programs.
Researcher Eli Moore from our California Community Partnerships program was a recent guest on on the podcast “Let Me Clear My Throat” discussing his research on the national affordable housing crisis. More locally, he discussed the housing issues facing Richmond, California and shed light on the perils of unequal growth in communities and how those committed to the values of a more inclusive society can take action to affect change. Listen here.
Haas Institute director john a. powell sat down for a conversation with PolicyLink CEO Angela Glover Blackwell at the recent closing session of PolicyLink's Equity Summit 2018 in Chicago. Asked about the meaning of solidarity, john discussed what true solidarity means from his perspective, along with the role of unconscious biases in our decisions that may affect our actions in that regards. Using a poignant story about his sister and father, john said that true solidarity means taking action not for another person—”for you”—but for the collective—“for us.” Watch a video of their talk.