Coping with Extreme Poverty on $2.00 a Day


Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 6:30pm to 7:30pm


Harvard Kennedy School: Malcolm Wiener Auditorium, Taubman G-1

Kathryn J. EdinBloomberg Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, and H. Luke Shaefer, Associate Professor of Social Work and Public Policy, University of Michigan.

With discussion by David T. Ellwood, Scott M. Black Professor of Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School, and William Julius WilsonLewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor, Harvard University.

A Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy event
Co-sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy.

Join us... four of the nation's leading poverty scholars come together to delve into the important and compelling new book, $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, by Kathryn Edin and H. Luke Shaefer.

This essential book is a call to action, and one hopes it will accomplish what ­Michael Harrington’s “The Other America” achieved in the 1960's — arousing both the nation’s consciousness and conscience about the plight of a growing number of invisible citizens.

— William Julius Wilson, The New York Times Book Review

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