We are pleased to welcome Dr. José Pacas, a visiting scholar from University of Minnesota, from October 3rd to the 17th. Dr. Pacas will share his important work including the factors influencing poverty transitions and the effect of the Supplemental Poverty Measure’s geographic adjustment on the measurement of rural poverty. His academic research has focused on using Census data to study labor markets, poverty, immigration and racial/ethnic disparities. CPSP is hosting through our partnership in the U.S. Collaborative of Poverty Centers. The Institute for Research on Poverty Scholar-in-Residence Program strives to support U.S. based poverty scholars from diverse backgrounds. We are proud to support this important initiative and uplift the work of talented scholars.