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Join Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Hilary Hoynes for a Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture on the topic of “The Social Safety Net as an Investment in Children”.
A hallmark of every developed nation is the provision of a social safety net – a collection of public programs that deliver aid to the poor. Because of their higher rates of poverty, children are often a major beneficiary of safety net programs. Compared to other countries, the U.S. spends less on antipoverty programs and, consequently, has higher child poverty rates. In this lecture, Professor Hoynes will discuss the emerging research that examines how the social safety net affects children’s life trajectories. The long run benefits are significant for the families, but also show that many programs prove to be excellent public investments. This has implications for current policy discussions such as the expanded Child Tax Credit.
Please be advised that this event is currently being offered virtually and in person, though that is subject to change.
The in-person event will be held at Toll Room, Alumni House — UC Berkeley Campus. The event will also be available virtually via live stream on the lecture webpage. You can find directions to the Toll Room here.
For updates about this lecture and upcoming lecture series events, please visit the Berkeley Graduate Lectures website.