Poverty Impact Projections: What Are They and How They Can Make a Difference
Sep 16, 2011
Is there real punch in your policy proposal to reduce poverty? In Connecticut, poverty would decline by 35 percent and in Minnesota by more than 27 percent if policies promoted by the states' poverty councils were pursued. Would it help your work if you had a similar projection? On this audio conference, a state advocate describes how the number has mattered, a state legislator tells why he wants a poverty impact projection attached to bills, and researchers will discuss how states can tailor analysis to their own policies and programs designed to decrease poverty.
At the Forefront: Poverty Impact Projections A Poverty Impact Projection: A Poverty Impact Projection (PIP) is an emerging tool that asks and answers the question at the forefront of the policy process, such as "If we pursue this policy, how much should it increase or decrease poverty?" This new CLASP report examines states where PIPs have been considered and offers thoughts about structuring PIPs.