History of Supplemental Security Income Professor Edward Berkowitz spoke about the history and policy of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which provides benefits to low-income elderly and… read more

History of Supplemental Security Income Professor Edward Berkowitz spoke about the history and policy of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which provides benefits to low-income elderly and disabled citizens. He argued that policy makers should examine the program from a historical perspective, as the media and politicians often distort the public’s view of the SSI and “welfare” in general. This event was co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the National History Center. close

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  • Edward D. Berkowitz Director George Washington University->Program in History and Public Policy

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History of Supplemental Security Income

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Program ID:
316015-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 22, 2013
Last Aired:
Dec 23, 2013

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  • Dec 22, 2013 | 6:14am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 23, 2013 | 2:15am EST | C-SPAN 3
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