The 2008 Presidential race has generated a multitude of proposals to improve the quality of life for people at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder. On September 29, several prominent scholars and policy advocates presented papers on the most promising poverty-reduction strategies for the next decade. Authors outlined their key recommendations at the event, including proposals to improve employment and earnings, strengthen families, enhance opportunities for children, and improve neighborhoods. The discussion of the proposals was followed by comments from policy experts.
This event was co-sponsored by the Economic Studies program at Brookings and its Center on Children and Families.
Poverty Reduction Strategies for the U.S. »
by Mary Jo Bane
Poverty and Philanthropy: Strategies for Change »
by Gordon Berlin
High Priority Poverty Reduction Strategies for the Next Decade »
by Rebecca M. Blank
A Plan for Reducing Poverty »
by Ron Haskins
Three Policy Options for Reducing Poverty in the U.S. »
by Wade F. Horn
The Next Time Around: Some Thoughts on Poverty Policy in the Next Administration »
by Katherine S. Newman
Growing Together: New Poverty Policy for New Times »
by Manuel Pastor
I think it's unusual for the chief of staff to go on a trip, particularly on a trip this long. The chief of staff is usually more of a chief operating officer in the White House itself, and normally when your principal—whether it's the president himself or the head of Cabinet agency—goes abroad, you have his deputy and those folks staying behind to help manage operations in his absence.