1:00 pm EDT - 2:30 pm EDT

Past Event

Reducing intergenerational poverty

Monday, May 06, 2024

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C.

At any given time over the past decade, about 10 million U.S. children lived in families with incomes below the poverty line. Their experiences with childhood poverty can compromise their health and welfare and also hinder their opportunities for economic mobility in adulthood.

On Monday, May 6, the Brookings Center for Economic Security and Opportunity convened a briefing to highlight the findings of a congressionally mandated report by a committee of the National Academies on reducing intergenerational poverty. Presenters provided evidence-based insights on the pivotal role that certain policies and programs play in curbing long-term cycles of poverty and examined key drivers of long-term, intergenerational poverty, including the racial disparities and structural factors that contribute to this perpetual cycle of economic strife.

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