A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty: A Dialogue on Racial/Ethnic Equity and Policy Proposals
About this Event
Sponsored by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and Brandeis University’s Institute for Child Youth, and Family Policy, this day-long webcast based on the recent National Academies consensus report, A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty. This landmark report identifies packages of policies and programs that could reduce child poverty by half within 10 years, at a cost far lower than costs the United States currently bears.
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Speakers will include:
- Greg Duncan, (committee chair), University of California at Irvine
- Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, (committee member), Institute for Child, Youth, and Family Policy, Brandeis University
- Eldar Shafir, (committee member), Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science & Public Policy, Princeton University
- Tom Shapiro, Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Brandeis University
- Naomi Zewde, Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy at CUNY
- Anne Price, Insight Center
- Pam Joshi, Director of the Institute on Children, Youth, and Families, Brandeis University
- Marla McDaniel, Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population, Urban Institute
- Zach Parolin, Center on Poverty and Social Policy, Columbia University
- Tim Smeeding, (committee member), University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Mark Greenberg. Migration Policy Institute
- Pamela Herd, Georgetown University
Topics to be examined include:
- An overview of A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty;
- Racial and ethnic inequities in family income stability: structural factors and program and policy solutions including the racial wealth gap, baby bonds, and an initiative on closing the racial wealth gap;
- Addressing racial/ethnic equity in anti-poverty policy, including reducing barriers to access, take up and retention, and TANF and the Black-White child poverty gap; and
- Improving the effectiveness of anti-poverty programs for children in immigrant families, including expanding inclusion of children in immigrant families in anti-poverty programs, the public charge rule, and federal and state policy approaches for improving immigrant eligibility and access.