Broton’s research focuses on poverty and inequality in higher education as well as policies and programs designed to minimize related disparities and promote college and socioeconomic success. She is best known for her work on basic needs insecurity among college students, including the recent book Food Insecurity on Campus: Action and Intervention.
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Provides the best estimates of the incidence of food and housing insecurity among college students with a focus on the previously overlooked population of community college students.
Discusses strategic efforts of college leaders to support students from low-income families who are unable to pay their college costs without experiencing material hardship.
Argues the need for a multi-pronged, comprehensive set of institutional, state, and local policies to alleviate the barriers presented by poverty, so as to improve educational success., Wisconsin Hope Lab, December 2015.
Calls attention to the issue of housing insecurity among college students.