DemSem: Shoshanna Shapiro (IRP National Poverty Fellow), “Racial Inequality in Access to the Safety Net: County Level Racial and Ethnic Composition and Nonprofit Human Services Expenditures”

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Shoshana Shapiro is a National Poverty Fellow for 2023–2024 in residence in the Office of Community Services in the Administration for Children and Families.

“This paper is a national macrospatial analysis of provision of nonprofit human services for Black, Hispanic, and Latino Americans. I use national administrative data from the National Center for Charitable Statistics on nonprofit expenditures to analyze racial and ethnic disparities in nonprofit human services expenditures at the county level in the United States. The findings suggest that the county percentage population of Black and Hispanic or Latino residents is negatively associated with nonprofit human services expenditures net of other predictors. Black, Hispanic, and Latino residents of the South region, including Texas, and rural counties experience among the largest disparities in nonprofit human services provision in the country.”