Poverty Research & Policy

Poverty Research & Policy


The Poverty Research & Policy Podcast is produced by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) and features interviews with researchers about poverty, inequality, and policy in the United States.

In this episode, we hear from Nidia Bañuelos about how we can better value and measure the assets that college students from low income and traditionally underserved backgrounds bring to their education and to their later careers. Bañuelos is an assistant professor in the Division of Continuing Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an IRP Affiliate.

You can find recent work from Bañuelos and colleagues on using Community Cultural Wealth (CCW) frameworks to measure assets and social networks of college students though the Networks and Cultural Assets Project (NACA).

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