12:30 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT

Past Event

The Scouting Report: Expanding Economic Opportunity

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Online Only

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Recent decades have seen sharply rising incomes for the rich, modest progress for the middle class, and little or no progress for the poor. How can more people achieve the American Dream? Ron Haskins, co-author, with Isabel Sawhill, of Creating an Opportunity Society, proposes a concrete agenda to achieve that goal. According to Haskins, more education, more work and stronger families are the way forward. Data presented in his book show that graduating from high school, working full-time and marrying before having children virtually guarantee a middle-class income.

On Wednesday, October 28, at 12:30, Ron Haskins and Politico senior editor Fred Barbash conducted a live web chat about expanding economic opportunity in America.

Read the chat transcript >>