Friday, August 29, 2008

What Comes after Welfare Refrom? A New Agenda for Fighting Poverty

The Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture Series, sponsored by the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University, presents:

What Comes after Welfare Reform? A New Agenda for Fighting Poverty
featuring: Rebecca M. Blank
Robert V. Kerr Senior Fellow
Brookings Institution

Following the passage of landmark legislation reforming the cash welfare system in this country in the mid-1990s, major increases in employment among single mothers were linked with major declines in their use of cash assistance. The current debate over 'next policy steps' focuses on a very different set of issues than did the debate of the 1990s. Among the key topics to be discussed: Why we should focus on fathers and low-income men as well as single mothers and their children; the importance of linking low-income persons with mainstream financial institutions; and further policy options that would help provide support for working and non-working low-income families.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008
3:30 - 5 PM
Sanford Institute, Rhodes Conference Room
201 Science Drive
Duke University West Campus
Reception immediately following

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so please RSVP for this event by September 5.

Parking for this event is available for a fee in the Science Drive visitor's lot or the Bryan Center parking deck. Directions and parking information.

Erika Layko
Meeting and Events Coordinator
Center for Child and Family Policy
Duke University

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