Monday, February 12, 2018
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Book signing and reception to follow
Poverty problems in the U.S. are commonly thought to be urban problems, yet there are many million more poor people in suburban America today than in cities. Far from being just an interesting demographic phenomena, the suburbanization of poverty creates challenges for a safety net that has been predicated on the concentration of poverty in cities since the War on Poverty. Places in Need by former Brown University professor Scott W. Allard explores both the changing geography of poverty in metropolitan America and its consequences for safety net policy moving forward.
Roberto Gonzales, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Margaret Weir, Professor of Political Science, Brown University
Michael White, Professor of Population Studies and Professor of Sociology, Brown University
Susan Moffitt, Director, Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy
Co-sponsored by the Taubman Center and S4 - Spacial Structures in the Social Sciences