Anti-Poverty Programs That Work
April 19, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Each year, America’s federal and state governments spend billions of dollars trying to lift their citizens out of poverty. So why are some 45.3 million people still living below the poverty line in the United States? Too often, anti-poverty programs get saddled with political baggage or fall victim to budget cuts. But, reaching across the aisle, we can come up with programs that work, focusing our efforts on strengthening families, boosting education, and improving the quantity and quality of work.
Sheldon Danziger is president of the Russell Sage Foundation. Previously, he taught public policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and at the Population Studies Center, and he is the former director of the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan. He is the author of six books on poverty, inequality, low-wage workers, and the economics of young adulthood.