Poverty Issues and the New Administration
Rebecca Blank talked and others spoke about recommendations to President-Elect Obama to make greater investments in economic opportunity and increase future economic mobility for poor children. Recommendations included expanded preschool education, greater support for post-secondary schooling, greater support for two-parent families, expanded assistance to low-wage workers, and the establishment of an effective measure of poverty to better understand the nature of the problem and to measure future progress. Jason DeParle moderated the discussion. close
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Angela Glover Blackwell Founder, President and CEO PolicyLink
Rebecca M. Blank Senior Fellow Brookings Institution->Economic Studies
Jason DeParle Senior Writer New York Times->Washington Bureau
Ronald Haskins Co-Director Brookings Institution->Center on Children and Families
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