Author Archives: Brendan Saloner

About Brendan Saloner

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania in the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program. I completed a PhD in health policy at Harvard in 2012. My current research focuses on children's health, public programs, racial/ethnic disparities, and mental health. I am also interested in justice and health care.

Stretching the Food Dollar During the Great Recession

American families pinched by the recession that began in 2007 made cuts in their budgets on purchases ranging from cars to television to new homes. Less visible, but no less important, many families changed their food purchasing habits. Research by … Continue reading

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Marriage May be Fun, But Not for Everyone

There’s a nice brief from Brookings about the economy and patterns in marriage in the United States. Here are a few highlights: The marriage rate among young people continues to decrease, but the change is long-term and is not correlated … Continue reading

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We’ve Moved!

Find us at THANKS! Ben and Brendan

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Census Bureau Releases 2009 Poverty Estimates

The U.S. Census Bureau has just released its 2009 poverty estimates to much fanfare and press coverage. The headline statistic: 44 million people, roughly 1 in 7 Americans, was in poverty in 2009.

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