Equitable Growth Presents: Dispelling Poverty Myths and Expanding Income Support
A conversation with Mark Rank, the Herbert S. Hadley professor of social welfare at Washington University in St. Louis and an expert on issues of poverty, inequality, and social justice. Rank presented research on the widespread and systemic nature of poverty, which a majority of Americans will experience at some point during their lives. This was followed by a conversation on how understanding the “myths” of poverty can inform current policy debates on how to strengthen and expand our income-support system to invest in people and grow the economy.
This event was an installment of “Equitable Growth Presents: Evidence for a Stronger Economy,” a lecture series that seeks to foster a deeper understanding of cutting-edge research and analysis on economic inequality and growth. These lectures bring together leading scholars to explore how new research is shifting important conversations in academia and economic policy.
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