CSBS – SSW Poverty Seminar Series

The Center for Social and Behavioral Science, in partnership with the School of Social Work, is hosting a Poverty Seminar Series Fall 2021 through Spring 2022. This event is open to the public and there’s no cost to attend. 

 

Spring 2022

This semester’s talks will focus on poverty reduction via cash transfer programs. During this seminar series, faculty from various disciplines will present their research on program implementation and evaluation and will provide insights on how unconditional cash transfers can affect child development, poverty alleviation, housing, and economic opportunity. Following the speakers’ research presentations, participants will have the opportunity to engage in a Q&A.

Video recordings of each seminar will be available on Media Space after each event:

DISTINGUISHED PROF. GREG DUNCAN – 1.21.22
Distinguished Professor, University of California Irvine
School of Education

 

Fall 2021

For many low-income families, the COVID-19 pandemic has translated into lost jobs and decreased work hours, putting a strain on already scarce resources. The resulting consequences of such income loss include food insecurity, stress and anxiety, as well as children’s emotional and behavioral problems. During this seminar series, faculty of various disciplines provided insights into what we can do to address these harmful effects of COVID-19. These experts presented and discussed how different policy interventions affect families’ well-being, specifically when looking at key outcomes such as parental engagement and child development.

PROF. ELIZA FORSYTHE – 11.19.21
Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
School of Labor and Employment Relations
Department of Economics

PROF. JULIA HENLY- 10.15.21
Professor, University of Chicago
Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy and Practice

PROF. ARIEL KALIL- 9.17.21
Professor, University of Chicago
Harris School of Public Policy