Following are research essays written by students from Consortium institutions.
Biological, Physiological, and Psycological Aspetcs of Breastfeeding
An analysis of breastfeeding rates among low-SES mothers by Rachael Petry, a 2013 graduate of Washington and Lee University.
The Case for Low-Income Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care
Camie Carlock, a 2013 graduate of Washington and Lee University, makes the case for access to reproductive health care for low-income women
Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulation and Sustainable Economic Development
Christopher Wagner, a member of the W&L Law School Class of 2014, explores state regulation and sustainable economic development regarding hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania and New York.
Two SHECP Internship Alumni, Rebecca B. Dunn and Anna Paden Carson, have been published in the current issue of VA Engage Journal (Vol 4. 2015). Dunn's article about the role of sports programs in combatting infectious diseases [...]
Isabella Martin writes a short story to help us understand the transition that youth from low-income rural families must make as they pursue higher education and career away from home. Bella, who will pursue a [...]
Lindy Stevens, formerly a Teach for American participant and currently a law student at Washington and Lee, finds that No Child Left Behind needs to be reformed in order to achieve its laudable intentions. Please [...]
Jake Struebing, currently attending Yale Law School, takes a realistic approach to law, public policy, and affordable housing. To view Struebing's essay please click below: Struebing Poverty Capstone
Caleb David, a law student, examines policies in Pennsylvania and West Virginia and at the federal level that support the reintegration of released prisoners into the labor markets and their families and communities. Please click [...]
Caroline Gill, currently working for J.P. Morgan in New York, analyzes the regressive nature of tax expenditures and their effect on the U.S. budget for anti-poverty policies. She proposes reforms. Please click below to view [...]