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January 30 Webinar: The Great Recession and the Safety Net

January 17, 2014 1353

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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.

Speakers include:

  • 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

Click here to register.

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.

Join the conversation on Twitter at

#recessioneffects

This event is sponsored by the American Academy of Political and Social Science, The Brookings Institution, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and SAGE.

The American Academy of Political and Social Science, one of the nation’s oldest learned societies, is dedicated to the use of social science to address important social problems. For over a century, our flagship journal, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, has brought together public officials and scholars from across the disciplines to tackle issues ranging from racial inequality and intractable poverty to the threat of nuclear terrorism. Today, through conferences and symposia, podcast interviews with leading social scientists, and the annual induction of Academy Fellows and presentation of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize, the Academy is dedicated to bridging the gap between academic research and the formation of public policy.

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