2004 University of Michigan Poverty Research Grants
For 2004, we were especially interested in funding projects that incorporated novel uses of existing datasets or analyses of novel data sources, collaborative projects involving graduate students and faculty, and projects likely to result in future successful grant applications.
Funded research: first competition (fall 2003)
"Success Despite the Odds: A Study of Poor African American Youth from Early Adolescence to Young Adulthood"
Leslie M. Gutman, Research Investigator, Gender and Achievement Research Program, University of Michigan. Jeanne Nelson Friedel, Doctoral Candidate, Combined Program in Education and Psychology, University of Michigan.
"Employers and WorkFirst: Assessing Decisions about Retention of New Workers." Anthony J. Mallon, Doctoral Candidate, Joint Program in Social Work and Policital Science, University of Michigan.
"The Long-Run Economic Consequences of the 1992 Los Angeles Riot." Justin McCrary, Assistant Professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Department of Economics, University of Michigan.
Funded research: second competition (spring 2004)
"Financial Services for the Poor: Detroit Area Survey." Michael Barr, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan.
"Public Housing, Crime, and Social Interaction in Puerto Rico." Zaire Dinzey-Flores, Doctoral Candidate, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Department of Sociology, University of Michigan.
"Social Comparison on the Curve of Success: Differential Satisfaction with Disadvantageously Unequal Payoffs." Stephen M. Garcia, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan and Avishalom Tor, Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business, Harvard University.
Computer and Internet Use Among So-Called "Technology Have-Nots" in a Latino Community. Salvador Rivas, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan, and Kate Williams, Doctoral Student, School of Information, University of Michigan.