Sheldon Danziger

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Related Past Events

Read the papers by Sheldon Danziger and by Rebecca Blank .
2008 - 3:00 pm to 12:00 am
Overview The National Poverty Center (NPC), Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan and the Economic Research Service (ERS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), sponsored a research conference to be held in Washington, DC, on November 16-17, 2006. The program, organized by Rebecca Blank and Sheldon Danziger on behalf of the NPC, and Dean Jolliffe and David Smallwood on behalf of ERS, consisted of eight to ten papers, with one discussant per paper.
2006 -
Overview Traditional measures of poverty are based on income: if income is below a given threshold, then the family is determined to be poor. Some economists have suggested that a family's well-being is better measured by their total spending rather than their total income. That is, some families can have a satisfactory standard of living even if they have low current income. This may be due to the fact that the family can support consumption by drawing down assets.
2006 -
Rebecca Blank and Sheldon Danziger, NPC Co-Directors and Kristin Seefeldt, NPC Assistant Director. September 21, 2005.
2005 -
Sponsors and organizers This workshop is sponsored by The Center for Human Potential and Public Policy at the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago, The American Psychological Association, The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan's Gerald R.
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