On Thursday, April 19, RSF president Sheldon Danziger will give a talk hosted by the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California, Berkeley. In the talk, he will review the economic trends that have increased poverty over the last several decades and the safety net programs that have reduced it. He will also discuss a number of policy recommendations from a recent bipartisan report from the Brookings Institution and American Enterprise Institute on reducing poverty and restoring opportunity in the United States. Danziger, along with several other RSF scholars, was part of the working group that crafted the comprehensive report. He is co-editor, with Martha J. Bailey, of the 2013 RSF book Legacies of the War on Poverty.
The event will be held at the University of California, Berkeley at 4pm PST, and is free and open to the public with registration.