Watch: Poverty in the Pandemic Webinar

November 2, 2023

On Thursday, September 21, RSF, together with Columbia University's Center on Poverty and Social Policy, and The Hamilton Project at Brookings, cohosted a webinar discussion on policy takeaways from the COVID-19 pandemic for reducing poverty and promoting economic well-being for all moving forward.

Author Zachary Parolin (Bocconi University, Italy, and Columbia University) presented findings from his new RSF book, Poverty in the Pandemic: Policy Lessons from COVID-19, in a discussion moderated by Jason DeParle of the New York Times. Discussants Wendy Edelberg (The Hamilton Project at Brookings) and Bradley Hardy (Georgetown University) joined Parolin and DeParle in discussing the challenges faced by low-income households during COVID-19, how the federal government achieved a record-low poverty rate in 2020 and again in 2021, and what lessons ought to be carried forward from those experiences.

Poverty in the Pandemic provides the most complete account to date of the unique challenges that low-income households in the U.S. faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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