Type: School event
Host: Ford School

Food for thought: Child poverty


Luke Shaefer

Date & time

Oct 11, 2022, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT


Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
735 S. State St.

The second installment of the Ford School's new "Food for Thought" series will feature Luke Shaefer and his team at Poverty Solutions with a focus on policies to reduce child poverty. Shaefer has recently written with the Ford School's Betsey Stevenson and Pat Cooney about the sharp declines in child poverty during the years following the COVID pandemic, and other research has come out recently concluding that child poverty fell sharply over the past few decades. What can account for these gains? Which specific policies have been most impactful, and to what extent is this a matter of debate as the United States heads into mid-term elections? What kinds of strategies does the Poverty Solutions team employ to reduce poverty? And what lessons might be applicable to global efforts to address child poverty? Please join us to share your thoughts and learn more! 

Food for thought attendance is limited to Ford School students, faculty, and staff. Pizza will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis. 

About "Food for Thought"

Roughly once a month, we will convene community conversations to devour pizza and discuss burning issues in policy and politics. These off-the-record conversations will aim to foster frank and open dialogue among Ford students, faculty, and staff. Each session will feature one or more Ford professors or scholars with relevant expertise, but these will not be lectures. They will be guided conversations in which we share both comments and questions, listen and learn from one another, and seek to co-produce knowledge on policy issues in the United States and around the world. Please come to learn more and to share your ideas.