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Center for Social Development Lecture with H. Luke Shaefer

  • Brown Lounge, Washington University in St. Louis Brown Hall, Centennial Greenway, Second Floor St. Louis, MO 63105 United States of America (map)

Join us for a lecture with H. Luke Schaefer, Associate Professor of Social Work and Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of Michigan to discuss his new book, "$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America."

In their book, Kathy Edin and Luke Shaefer provide a detailed account of families who are surviving on virtually no cash income. Despite their best efforts to find work, these families have been left out of today’s labor market, and the cash safety net that might have cushioned their fall two decades ago now is almost non-existent. The book provides a powerful exposé of these families’ struggles to meet their basic needs, keep their children safe and find ways to reverse a downward spiral. In addition to telling the stories of these families, the authors offer new ideas to lift up the $2.00-a-day poor. 

This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Social Development and will be held in Brown Lounge on the second floor of Brown Hall on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis.