Signe-Mary McKernan

The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population

Senior Fellow

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (28)

1.

Child Poverty and its Lasting Consequence

Urban Institute Low-Income Working Families Working Paper No. 21
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 23 Jan 2013
Caroline E. Ratcliffe and Signe-Mary McKernan
The Urban Institute - Labor and Social Policy Center and The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population
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Children and Youth, Education, Poverty, Assets and Safety Net, Race/Ethnicity/Gender

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Use of the Formal and Informal Financial Sectors: Does Gender Matter? Empirical Evidence from Rural Bangladesh

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3491
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 18 Jan 2005
Signe-Mary McKernan, Mark M. Pitt and David Z. Moskowitz
The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population, Brown University and Stanford University
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How Much Does SNAP Reduce Food Insecurity?

American Journal Of Agricultural Economics Vol. 93 No. 4 2011
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 23 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2015
Caroline E. Ratcliffe and Signe-Mary McKernan
The Urban Institute - Labor and Social Policy Center and The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population
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Children and Youth, Families and Parenting, Poverty and Safety Net, food stamps, SNAP, food insecure, food insufficient, instrumental variables, selection bias

Capital Access for Women: Profile and Analysis of U.S. Best Practice Programs

Number of pages: 93 Posted: 09 Mar 2007
Hal Salzman, Signe-Mary McKernan, Nancy Pindus and Rosa Marie Castaneda
Rutgers University, The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population, The Urban Institute and The Urban Institute
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entrepreneurs, women, business capital, business loans, microenterprise

Capital Access for Women: Profile and Analysis of U.S. Best Practice Programs

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, July 2006
Number of pages: 93 Posted: 24 Jan 2013
Hal Salzman, Signe-Mary McKernan, Nancy Pindus and Rosa Marie Castaneda
Rutgers University, The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population, The Urban Institute and The Urban Institute
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Employment

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Transition Events in the Dynamics of Poverty

The Urban Institute, September 2002
Number of pages: 119 Posted: 24 Jan 2013
Signe-Mary McKernan and Caroline E. Ratcliffe
The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population and The Urban Institute - Labor and Social Policy Center
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families and parenting, poverty and safety net

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The Effect of Specific Welfare Policies on Poverty

The Urban Institute, April 2006
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 24 Jan 2013
Signe-Mary McKernan and Caroline E. Ratcliffe
The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population and The Urban Institute - Labor and Social Policy Center
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children and youth, poverty and safety net

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The Dynamics of Poverty in the United States: A Review of Data, Methods, and Findings

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 27, No. 3, 2008
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 25 Jan 2013
George Washington University - School of Public Policy and Public Administration (SPPPA), The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population and The Urban Institute - Labor and Social Policy Center
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Economy/Taxes

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Weathering the Recession: The Financial Crisis and Family Wealth Changes in Low-Income Neighborhoods

The Urban Institute, March 2012
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 24 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 05 Feb 2013
Leah Hendey, Signe-Mary McKernan and Beadsie Woo
Urban Institute, The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population and Annie E. Casey Foundation
Downloads 53 (376,086)
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Cities and Neighborhoods, Economy/Taxes, Families and Parenting, Housing Poverty Assets and Safety Net

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What Explains Variation in Title Charges? A Study of Five Large Markets

Prepared for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Policy Development and Research, June 2012
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 20 Jul 2012
affiliation not provided to SSRN, The Urban Institute, The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population, The Urban Institute and The Urban Institute
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Insurance, HUD, Housing, 2012

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Employment Factors Influencing Food Stamp Program Participation

The Urban Institute, June 2003
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 24 Jan 2013
Signe-Mary McKernan, Caroline E. Ratcliffe and Emily Rosenberg
The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population, The Urban Institute - Labor and Social Policy Center and The Urban Institute
Downloads 45 (403,252)
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employment, families and parenting, Poverty and Safety Net

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The Effects of Holding Assets on Social and Economic Outcomes of Families: A Review of Theory and Evidence

The Urban Institute, November 2008
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 24 Jan 2013
Robert I. Lerman and Signe-Mary McKernan
The Urban Institute and The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population
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The Balance Sheets of Low-Income Households: What We Know about Their Assets and Liabilities

Number of pages: 79 Posted: 23 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 05 Feb 2013
Adam L. Carasso and Signe-Mary McKernan
Government of the United States of America - House Budget Committee and The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population
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housing, poverty and safety net, race/ethnicity/gender

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Prohibitions, Price Caps, and Disclosures: A Look at State Policies and Alternative Financial Product Use

The Urban Institute, November 2010
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 23 Jan 2013
Signe-Mary McKernan, Caroline E. Ratcliffe and Daniel Kuehn
The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population, The Urban Institute - Labor and Social Policy Center and Independent
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Economy/Taxes, Families and Parenting, Poverty and Safety Net, Race/Ethnicity/Gender

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Welfare Reform, Living Arrangements, and Economic Well-Being: A Synthesis of Literature

The Urban Institute, June 2002
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 24 Jan 2013
Caroline E. Ratcliffe, Signe-Mary McKernan and Emily Rosenberg
The Urban Institute - Labor and Social Policy Center, The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population and The Urban Institute
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families and parenting, poverty and safety net

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Asset Building for Today's Stability and Tomorrow's Security

New England Community Developments, Issue 2, 2009
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 25 Jan 2013
Signe-Mary McKernan and Caroline E. Ratcliffe
The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population and The Urban Institute - Labor and Social Policy Center
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Economy/Taxes, Families and Parenting, Housing, Poverty and Safety Net

Evaluation Design for the Next Phase of the Assets for Independence Program: Final Literature Review

Number of pages: 80 Posted: 24 Jan 2013
The Urban Institute, The Urban Institute - Labor and Social Policy Center, The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population, Washington University in St. Louis - Center for Social Development and Washington University in St. Louis - George Warren Brown School of Social Work
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Economy/Taxes, Education, Housing, Poverty, Assets and Safety Net

Evaluation Design for the Next Phase of the Assets for Independence Program: Final Literature Review

Number of pages: 80 Posted: 24 Jan 2013
The Urban Institute, The Urban Institute - Labor and Social Policy Center, The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population, Washington University in St. Louis - Center for Social Development and Washington University in St. Louis - George Warren Brown School of Social Work
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Economy/Taxes, Education, Housing, Poverty, Assets and Safety Net

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What Explains Variation in Title Charges? A Study of Five Large Markets

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, June 2012
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 23 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 05 Feb 2013
American University - Department of Economics, Independent, The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population, The Urban Institute and The Urban Institute
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Economy/Taxes, Housing, Race/Ethnicity/Gender

18.

Private Transfers, Race, and Wealth

The Urban Institute, Report 5, 2012
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 24 Jan 2013
Signe-Mary McKernan, Caroline E. Ratcliffe, Margaret Simms and Sisi Zhang
The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population, The Urban Institute - Labor and Social Policy Center, The Urban Institute and The Urban Institute
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Economy/Taxes, immigrants, Poverty and Safety Net

19.

Tax Time Account Direct Mail Pilot Evaluation

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 24 Jan 2013
Caroline E. Ratcliffe and Signe-Mary McKernan
The Urban Institute - Labor and Social Policy Center and The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population
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Economy/Taxes, Poverty Assets and Safety Net

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How Much Does the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Reduce Food Insecurity?

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 93, No. 4, 2011
Posted: 02 Feb 2013
Caroline E. Ratcliffe, Signe-Mary McKernan and Sisi Zhang
The Urban Institute - Labor and Social Policy Center, The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population and The Urban Institute

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Empirical Evidence on the Determinants of Rent-to-Own Use and Purchase Behavior

Economic Development Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2003
Posted: 25 Jan 2013
Signe-Mary McKernan, James M. Lacko and Manoj Hastak
The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population, Federal Trade Commision - Bureau of Economics and American University - Kogod School of Business

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Families, Parenting

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Weathering the Storm: Have IDA's Helped Low-Income Homebuyers Avoid Foreclosure?

Housing Policy Debate, Vol. 21, No. 4, 2011
Posted: 25 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 05 Feb 2013
The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population, Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), The Urban Institute - Labor and Social Policy Center, Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) and The Urban Institute

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Economy/Taxes, Housing, Poverty and Safety Net

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Credit Programs for the Poor and Reproductive Behavior in Low-Income Countries are the Reported Causal Relationships the Result of Heterogeneity Bias?

Demography, Vol. 26, No. 1, 1999
Posted: 24 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2013
Signe-Mary McKernan, Shahidur R. Khandker and Mark M. Pitt
The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Brown University

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Families and Parenting, International Issues

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Welfare Reforms and Employment of Single Mothers are Rural Areas Keeping Pace?

Rural America, Vol. 16, No. 3, 2001
Posted: 24 Jan 2013
Signe-Mary McKernan, Nancy Pindus and Robert I. Lerman
The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population, The Urban Institute and The Urban Institute

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Employment, Poverty and Safety Net

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Impact of Micro-Credit Programs on Self-Employment Profits, the Do Non-Credit Program Aspects Matter?

Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 84, No. 1, 2002
Posted: 24 Jan 2013
Signe-Mary McKernan
The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population

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International Issues

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Customer Experience with Rent-to-Own Transactions

Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, 2002
Posted: 24 Jan 2013
Signe-Mary McKernan, Manoj Hastak and James M. Lacko
The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population, American University - Kogod School of Business and Federal Trade Commision - Bureau of Economics

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Employment

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The Effect of State Food Stamp and TANF Policies on Food Stamp Program Participation

Social Service Review Vol. 82 No. 2 2008
Posted: 24 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 05 Feb 2013
Caroline E. Ratcliffe, Signe-Mary McKernan and Kenneth Finegold
The Urban Institute - Labor and Social Policy Center, The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population and The Urban Institute

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poverty and safety net

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The Effects of Welfare and IDA Program Rules on the Asset Holdings of Low-Income Families

Social Science Research , Vol. 39, No. 1, 2010
Posted: 23 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 05 Feb 2013
Signe-Mary McKernan, Caroline E. Ratcliffe and Yunju Nam
The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population, The Urban Institute - Labor and Social Policy Center and Washington University in St. Louis

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poverty, safety net