Coping with Extreme Poverty on $2.00 a Day


Four of the nation's leading poverty scholars delve into an important new book that reveals the hidden landscape of deep poverty in America.

A Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy event
November 10, 2015, at Harvard Kennedy School

With the authors

Kathryn J. Edin
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.

H. Luke Shaefer
Associate Professor of Social Work and Public Policy, University of Michigan.


With discussion from

David T. Ellwood
Scott M. Black Professor of Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School.

William Julius Wilson
Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor, Harvard University.


Learn more about the book

 $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing, 2015.


Event video