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February 2023

Christina Gibson-Davis, PhD | HP X CHIBE Hybrid Research Seminar

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hybrid: 1104 Blockley Hall or https://upenn.zoom.us/j/95353951407

  “Net Worth Poverty and Adult Health” with Christina Gibson-Davis, PhD, Professor of Public Policy, Duke University Abstract: Our study considers how wealth deprivation, measured as net worth poverty, relates to a diverse set of adult health measures. Net worth poverty refers to households whose wealth (assets minus debts) is less than one-fourth of the federal poverty line. Using data from Panel Study of Income Dynamics on adults observed between 2011 and 2019, results from longitudinal growth curve models indicate that net worth poverty was negatively related to outcomes, above and beyond any associations with income poverty. Adults who experienced…

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