The American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) and the Brookings Institution’s Center on Children and Families are pleased to announce a forum to examine the performance of the safety net during the Great Recession of 2007-2009. The forum will discuss the research presented in the November 2013 volume of The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, which examines the effects of the Great Recession on macroeconomic policy, politics, the job market, household wealth, the performance of the safety net, and other topics.
The free online event will take place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, January 30. The forum will be live-streamed here at Social Science Space.
- Isabel Sawhill, Senior Fellow and Co-Director, Center on Children and Families, The Brookings Institution
- Sheldon Danziger, President, Russell Sage Foundation
- Robert Moffitt, Professor of Economics, John Hopkins University
- Moderator: Ron Haskins, Senior Fellow and Co-Director, Center on Children and Families, The Brookings Institution
- Robert Greenstein, Founder and President, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- Betsey Stevenson, Member, Council of Economic Advisors, Executive Office of the President
- Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
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Sheldon Danziger will begin the event with an overview of The Annals volume followed by Robert Moffitt who will give a brief presentation on the performance of the safety net, based on research he presents in the volume. A discussion among distinguished panelists will follow: responding to Moffitt’s assessment, discussing federal transfer payments to low-income and unemployed Americans, and examining the performance of individual safety net programs.
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This event is sponsored by the American Academy of Political and Social Science, The Brookings Institution, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and SAGE.