Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Consortium

These publications have been produced by members of the Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Consortium, a multidisciplinary collaborative of applied social science research scholars and the Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center at the University of Chicago and Chapin Hall, with grant funding from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These publications are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

  • Place & Poverty in the United States
    Place and Poverty in the United States

    This video explains how poverty has moved from rural and urban areas into suburban locales, where poverty problems are more acute.

  • Engaging Dads in Family Programs
    Engaging Dads in Family Programs

    This video describes efforts to promote engagement with fathers or father-figures in parenting programs.

  • Improving Services by Redesign
    Improving Services by Redesign

    This video describes how the Future Services Institute is using principles like human-centered design, information technology, and real-time research, like rapid-cycle evaluation, to help refashion public institutions to evolve, deliver effective services, and support innovation.

  • Material Hardship & the Safety Net
    Material Hardship and the Safety Net

    This video discusses research on material hardship, which is the inability of households to meet basic needs and essential expenses.

  • Income Instability
    Finding a Way: How Income Instability Affects Low-Income Families

    This video explains how income instability affects families’ everyday lives. It highlights opportunities for policymakers and program administrators to promote greater income stability and mobility through income support programs.