Event: RSF Authors to Discuss Universal Child Allowance at Brookings

April 20, 2017

On May 1, 2017 the Center on Children and Families at Brookings, the American Enterprise Institute, the University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions, the University of Wisconsin’s Institute for Research on Poverty, and Columbia University’s Center on Poverty and Social Policy will host leading experts to discuss the current safety net and potential benefits and costs of a Universal Child Allowance.

Jane Waldfogel (Columbia University), a former RSF visiting scholar and co-author of the book Too Many Children Left Behind, will deliver introductory remarks with Ron Haskins (Brookings Institution). The event will include presentations and panel discussions of two new papers by proponents of the Universal Child Allowance—one by RSF trustee Kathy Edin (Johns Hopkins University), co-author of Coming of Age in the Other America; and another by Chris Wimer (Columbia University), co-editor of the book Children of the Great Recession.

The discussion is open to the public with registration and will be webcast live the day of the event.

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