Publications

Nielsen, R. B., Fletcher, C. N., & Bartholomae, S. (2016). Consumer finances of low-income families. In J. Xiao (Ed.), Handbook of Consumer Finance Research (2nd Ed.). New York: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-28887-1_14

Sabia, J. J., & Nielsen, R. B. (2015). Minimum wages, poverty, and material hardship: New evidence from the SIPP. Review of Economics of the Household, 13(1), 95-134. doi:10.1007/s11150-012-9171-8

Turner, P. R., Heboyan, V., Dick, V., & Atiles, J. H. (2012).  Assessing home energy use by low-income consumers before and after weatherization. In Kathleen Parrott (Ed.), LINKing Home and People: Trains, Trolleys and Authomobiles, Available at http://www.housingeducators.org/MEMAREA/HERAMEMpastpapers.shtml.

Fletcher, C. N., Garasky, S. B., Jensen, H. H., & Nielsen, R. B. (2010). Transportation access:  A key employment barrier for rural low-income families. Journal of Poverty, 14(2), 1-22.

Futris, T., Nielsen, R. B., & Olmstead, S. B. (2010). No degree, no job: Adolescent mothers’ perceptions of the impact that adolescent fathers’ human capital has on paternal financial and social capital. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 27(1), 1-20.

Palmer, L., Goetz, G., & Chatterjee, S. (2009). Service-learning for financial planning students: For now and for years to come. Financial Services Review, 18(3), 157-175.

Garasky, S., Nielsen, R. B., & Fletcher, C. N. (2008). Consumer finances of low-income families: Looking beyond income and earnings. In J. Xiao (Ed.), Handbook of Consumer Finance Research. New York: Springer.

Fletcher, C. N., Garasky, S. B., & Nielsen, R. B. (2005). Transportation hardship: Are you better off with a car? Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 26(3), 323-343.

Grants

Wilmarth, M. J., Seay, M. C., & Nielsen, R. B. The dynamics of food and housing assistance programs before and after the Great Recession. Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics (RIDGE) Center for National Food and Nutrition Assistance Research Small Grant. 07/01/2014 – 12/31/2015. $39,709.

Worthy, S. L., Murray, D.Koonce, J., Palmer, L., Gibson, S., & Stoneman, Z. Cooperative Agreement to Support Navigators in Federally-Facilitated and State Partnership Exchanges. Georgia’s Health Matters: Assisting Georgia Consumers and Small Businesses in Navigating QHP. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 08/15/2013 - 08/14/2014. $1,657,378.

Welborn, R., Monroe, P., Dyk, P., Worthy, S., Tyler-Mackey, C., Olson, D., Sherin, K., & O’Neil, K. Sustaining civic capacity in the rural south. A research proposal to the Kettering Foundation. 2013. $42,150.

Palmer, L., Goetz, J., Chatterjee, S., & Koonce, J. Making saving easier: Reducing cognitive barriers to wealth accumulation as a tool to decrease poverty in Georgia. Poverty and the Economy Faculty Research Grants Program, Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, University of Georgia. 01/2011 - 12/2011. $16,000.

Turner, P. R. Monitoring and educating for sustainable weatherization (ARRA). Georgia Environmental Finance Authority. 10/01/09 - 03/31/11. $1,738,711. 04/01/11 - 09/30/12. $1,853,450

Palmer, L., Goetz, J., Koonce, J., Gibson, S., Chatterjee, S., Rupured, M., & Hudson, C. Immediate, intermediate, and long-term strategies for bringing financial planning to underserved populations. USDA Challenge Grant. 01/2009 – 01/2012. $280,673.

Zahirovic, V. H., & Chatterjee, S. Race to the top begins at home: Investments in education and home stability. University of Georgia Faculty Development Research Grant. 01/2009-12/2009. $1,500.