May 03, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (GMT-5)
The Century Foundation’s Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative
The prevalence of child poverty has at last received significant coverage in mainstream political debates this year. This attention has led to some major wins in the battle against child poverty, including the important expansion of the Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan Act. These victories are critical to cutting child poverty in the United States, but also highlight the importance of reevaluating how we understand child poverty today.
Join us on Monday, May 3 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET as we discuss a new report from The Century Foundation’s Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative that makes the case for adopting a relative poverty measurement in the United States, based on international research, theoretical arguments, and concrete examples. After the discussion, stick around for a Q&A with the experts.
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- Mark Zuckerman, president, The Century Foundation
- Carolyn Barnes, assistant professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University
- David Brady, professor and director of the Blum Initiative on Global and Regional Poverty at the University of California, Riverside
- Shawn Fremstad, senior policy fellow, Center for Economic and Policy Research
- Emma Mehrabi, director of poverty policy, Children's Defense Fund
- Rebecca Vallas, senior fellow, The Century Foundation
- Jeff Madrick, author, senior fellow at The Century Foundation, and director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative
Presented by The Century Foundation’s Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative and the Center for Economic and Policy Research.