Poverty and Inequality Research Group


Rothwell D, Giordono L, Stawski RS. How Much Does State Context Matter in Emergency Savings? Disentangling the Individual and Contextual Contributions of the Financial Capability Constructs. Journal of Family and Economic Issues. 2022. doi:10.1007/s10834-022-09823-6.

Giordono L, Rothwell D, Grutzmacher SK, Edwards M. Understanding SNAP use patterns among older adults. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy. 2022. doi:10.1002/aepp.13228.

Birkenmaier J, Rothwell D, Agar M. How is Consumer Financial Capability Measured?. Journal of Family and Economic Issues. 2022. doi:10.1007/s10834-022-09825-4.


Khan MNuruzzaman, Ferrer I, Lee Y, Rothwell D. Examining the financial knowledge of immigrants in Canada: a new dimension of economic inequality. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 2021:1 - 18. doi:10.1080/1369183X.2020.1870443.


Rothwell D, Giordono LS, Robson J. Public income transfers and wealth accumulation at the bottom: Within and between country differences in Canada and the United States. Social Policy & Administration. 2020. doi:10.1111/spol.12629.

Giordono LS. From employment optional to “Employment First”: Explaining two cases of state-level disability policy change. Public Policy and Administration. 2020:095207672094282. doi:10.1177/0952076720942822.

Finders JK, McClelland MM, Geldhof GJ, Rothwell D, Hatfield BE. Explaining achievement gaps in kindergarten and third grade: The role of self-regulation and executive function skills. Early Childhood Research Quarterly. 2020;54:72 - 85. doi:10.1016/j.ecresq.2020.07.008.

Rothwell D, Lach LM, Kohen DE, Findlay LC, Arim RG. Income trajectories of families raising a child with a neurodisability. Disabil Rehabil. 2020:1-10. doi:10.1080/09638288.2020.1811782. PubMed: 32898428

Pacas JD, Rothwell D. Why is Poverty Higher in Rural America According to the Supplemental Poverty Measure? An Investigation of the Geographic Adjustment. Population Research and Policy Review. 2020. doi:10.1007/s11113-020-09612-9.


Rothwell D, Gariépy G, Elgar FJ, Lach LM. Trajectories of poverty and economic hardship among American families supporting a child with a neurodisability. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 2019;63(10):1273 - 1284. doi:10.1111/jir.12666.

Weon S, Rothwell D, Nandy S, Nandi A. Savings ownership and the use of maternal health services in Indonesia. Health Policy Plan. 2019. doi:10.1093/heapol/czz094. PubMed: 31584642

Cherney K, Rothwell D, Serido J, Shim S. Subjective Financial Well-Being During Emerging Adulthood: The Role of Student Debt. Emerging Adulthood. 2019. doi:10.1177/2167696819879252.

Giordono LS, Jones MD, Rothwell D. Social Policy Perspectives on Economic Inequality in Wealthy Countries. Policy Studies Journal. 2019;47(S1):S96 - S118. doi:10.1111/psj.12315.

Weon S, Rothwell D. The association between poverty indicators and material hardship in South Korea. International Journal of Social Welfare. 2019. doi:10.1111/ijsw.12407.

Giordono LS. Advocacy Coalitions in Low Salience Policy Subsystems: Struggles Under a Smooth Surface. Policy Studies Journal. 2019. doi:10.1111/psj.12330.

Hamilton L, Rothwell D, Huang J, Nam Y, Dollar T. Guarding Public Coffers or Trapping the Poor? The Role of Public Assistance Asset Limits in Program Efficacy and Family Economic Well‐Being. Poverty & Public Policy. 2019;11(1-2):12 - 30. doi:10.1002/pop4.v11.1-210.1002/pop4.244.

Rothwell D, Ottusch T, Finders JK. Asset poverty among children: A cross-national study of poverty risk. Children and Youth Services Review. 2019;96:409 - 419. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.11.045.

Rothwell D, Wu S. Exploring the Relationship between Financial Education and Financial Knowledge and Efficacy: Evidence from the Canadian Financial Capability Survey. Journal of Consumer Affairs. 2019. doi:10.1111/joca.12259.


Rothwell D, Robson J. The prevalence and composition of asset poverty in Canada: 1999, 2005, and 2012. International Journal of Social Welfare. 2018:17 - 27. doi:10.1111/ijsw.12275.

Rothwell D, Wegner-Lohin J, Fast E, et al. Explaining the Economic Disparity Gap in the Rate of Substantiated Child Maltreatment in Canada. JL & Soc. Pol'y. 2018;28:39. Available at:

Blumenthal A, Rothwell D. The Measurement and Description of Child Income and Asset Poverty in Canada. Child Indicators Research. 2018. doi:10.1007/s12187-017-9525-0.


Weon S, Rothwell D. The impact of the hope growing account program on participants’ economic well-being in South Korea. Asian Social Work and Policy Review. 2017;11(3):244 - 256. doi:10.1111/aswp.12129.

Khan MNuruzzaman, Rothwell D, Cherney K, Sussman T. Understanding the Financial Knowledge Gap: A New Dimension of Inequality in Later Life. J Gerontol Soc Work. 2017;60(6-7):487-503. doi:10.1080/01634372.2017.1317311. PubMed: 28398136

Esposito T, Delaye A, Chabot M, et al. The Effects of Socioeconomic Vulnerability, Psychosocial Services, and Social Service Spending on Family Reunification: A Multilevel Longitudinal Analysis. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017;14(9). doi:10.3390/ijerph14091040. PubMed: 28891940

Esposito T, Chabot M, Rothwell D, é N, Delaye A. Out-of-home placement and regional variations in poverty and health and social services spending: A multilevel analysis. Children and Youth Services Review. 2017;72:34 - 43. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.10.013.