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.


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.

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.


Application Deadline: The deadline for submitting an application to the Poverty Tracker Data Training Workshop has passed. Thank you for your interest in this opportunity!