Poverty Tracker Data Workshop


  • Columbia School of Social Work 1255 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY, 10027 United States

The Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC) and the Center on Poverty and Social Policy (CPSP) are pleased to announce the Poverty Tracker Data Training Workshop, which will be held May 18-19, 2017, at Columbia University in New York City. The workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the data available in the CPRC’s New York City Longitudinal Survey of Well-being, a repeated panel study tracking the dynamics of poverty, hardship, and well-being among representative samples of New York City residents.

The 2017 workshop will include an introduction to the Poverty Tracker data, hands-on sessions for scholars to work with the data, introduction to sensitive data elements and associated data access policies, and other topics. The workshop is targeted toward early- and mid-career scholars from social science disciplines. Underrepresented scholars are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must possess basic quantitative data analysis skills. Approximately 25-30 applicants will be selected. Accepted out-of-town candidates will receive travel support. Additional information about the workshop can be found here

To apply to the Poverty Tracker Data Training Workshop, please submit the following materials through the online application form:

1) Statement of Purpose

  • Your statement of purpose should be no longer than two pages (not including references) and should indicate your research interests and how your attendance at the workshop will further your research goals. Preference will be given to applicants with specific plans to use the Poverty Tracker data in upcoming research, such as a dissertation or paper.
  • Recommended formatting guidelines:
  • At least 1/2" margins 
  • Minimum font size of 11 points
  • Minimum line spacing of 1.5 lines
  • Please include your name on the Statement of Purpose.
  • PDF file required.
  • Please ensure document is titled with your last name and SP - for example: SmithSP.

2) Updated CV or resumé.

  • PDF file required.
  • Please ensure document is titled with your last name and CV - for example: SmithCV.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 5:00PM (EST)

To access the codebooks and surveys, please visit here

To access the research briefs and learn more about Poverty Tracker findings, please visit the Robin Hood Poverty Tracker site.

The New York City Longitudinal Survey of Well-being and the Poverty Tracker Data Training Workshop are made possible by grants from the Robin Hood Foundation.