Breaking the Poverty Cycle: The Role of the Safety Net
- Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
- Linfield Hall, 125 - view map
Marianne Page, director of the Center for Poverty Research and professor of economics at the University of California Davis, will explore on July 10 poverty in the United States and the degree to which economic policies and government programs can help to solve the problem. The event is free and open to the public.
Page will present, “Breaking the Poverty Cycle: The Role of the Safety Net,” at 7 p.m. in Linfield Hall Room 125.
As part of the MSU Initiative for Regulation and Applied Economic Analysis’ Visiting Scholar Program, Page will discuss her research focused on poverty and intergenerational mobility and how anti-poverty policies can affect family processes that lead to poverty persistence.
Approximately 21 percent of the nation’s children, including 15 percent of children in Montana, are living in poverty, said Wendy Stock, co-director of the initiative and professor of economics in the MSU Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics, housed in the colleges of Agriculture and Letters and Science.
“Finding ways to alleviate poverty over the long-term is among the most important policy issues of our time,” Stock said. “The Initiative for Regulation and Applied Economic Analysis is thrilled to be able to provide a forum for top-notch researchers, like Dr. Page, to share their findings on the impact of anti-poverty programs.”
For more information, visit the lecture webpage.