Research & Publications


» “Poor State, Rich State: Why Some States Have More Poverty Than Others, and What They Can Do About It.” Co-authored with Jennifer Laird. Under Contract with Oxford University Press.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

» Parolin, Z. (2020) “Automation, Occupational Earnings Trends, and the Moderating Role of Organized Labor.Social Forces.

» Wimer, C., Parolin, Z., Fox, L., Fenton, A., & Jencks, C. (Forthcoming.) “The Direct Effect of Taxes & Transfers on Changes in the U.S. Income Distribution, 1967-2015.” Demography.

» Brady, D. & Parolin, Z. (Forthcoming). “The Levels and Trends of Deep and Extreme Poverty in the U.S., 1993-2016.Demography.

» Daiger von Gleichen, R. & Parolin, Z. (Forthcoming). “Varieties of Liberalism? Family Policy Packages & Poverty Outcomes Across the 50 United States.” Social Policy & Administration.

» Van Lancker, W. & Parolin, Z. (2020). “COVID-19, school closures, and child poverty: a social crisis in the making.The Lancet Public Health.

» Parolin, Z & Siöland, L. (2019). “Support for a Universal Basic Income: A Demand-Capacity Paradox?” Journal of European Social Policy. (Recipient of 2019 Doctoral Researcher Prize from European Social Policy Analysis Network).

»  Parolin, Z. (2019). “Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and the Black-White Child Poverty Gap in the United States.” Socio-Economic Review.

»  Parolin, Z. & Luigjes, C. (2019). “Incentive to Retrench? Investigating the Interactions of State and Federal Social Assistance Programs after Welfare Reform.” Social Service Review.

»  Parolin, Z. (2019). “The Effect of Benefit Underreporting on Estimates of Poverty in the United States.” Social Indicators Research.

»  Parolin, Z. & Brady, D. (2019). “Extreme Child Poverty and the Role of Social Policy in the United States.” Journal of Poverty & Social Justice. (Recipient of FISS Best Paper Prize 2018.)

»  Cantillon, B., Parolin, Z. & Collado, D. (2019). “A Glass Ceiling on Poverty Reduction? An Empirical Investigation into the Structural Constraints on Minimum Income Protections.Journal of European Social Policy.

»  Filauro, S. & Parolin, Z.* (2018). “Unequal Unions? A Comparative Decomposition of Income Inequality in the European Union & United States.Journal of European Social Policy.

»  Laird, J., Parolin, Z., Waldfogel, J. & Wimer, C. (2018).”Poor State, Rich State: Understanding the Variability of Poverty Rates Across U.S. States.Sociological Science.

»  Oliver, K. & Parolin, Z. (2018). “Assessing the policy and practice impact of an international policy initiative: the State of the World’s Midwifery 2014.” BMC Health Services Research.

»  Parolin, Z. & Wiseman, M. (2017). “Restoring the Entrails of Welfare Reform.Poverty & Public Policy.

Working Papers

»  Parolin, Z. (2020). “Organized labor and the employment trajectories of workers in routine jobs: Evidence from US panel data.” Brookings Institution.

»  Parolin, Z. (2019) “Automation and Occupational Wage Trends: What Role for Unions and Collective Bargaining?” OECD Working Papers. (OECD Future of Work Fellowship)

»  Parolin, Z. (2017). “Applying Augmented Survey Data to Produce More Accurate, Precise, and Internationally Comparable Estimates of Poverty within the 50 United States.” CSB Working Paper, No. 17-09.

»  Parolin, Z. (2016). “The Sum of Its Parts? Assessing Variation and Trends in Family Income Support Across the 48 Contiguous United States.” CSB Working Paper, No. 16-05.

For a full list of publications, working papers, book chapters, and more, please see my CV.