Child Poverty in America: Investing in Our Future

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

6:30 pm

1201: Elebash Recital Hall

Open to the Public

Headshots of five panelists for "Child Poverty in America"


When the enhanced Child Tax Credit of 2021 was not renewed by Congress, millions of American children fell back into poverty. Although the program dramatically reduced child poverty and food insecurity, progress was derailed by opposition to its cost. But many policy scholars tout the long-term benefits for families — and society — of investing in children, including better outcomes in education, health, and future earnings. Carol Jenkins, host of CUNY TV’s Black America and co-host with Jeff Madrick of the podcast Invisible Americans, leads a panel discussion on what we can and should do now to reduce child poverty in the United States.

Featuring: Regina S. Baker, associate professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an affiliated scholar of the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality at the CUNY Graduate Center; Janet Gornick, professor of political science and sociology and director of the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality at the CUNY Graduate Center; Jeff Madrick, author of Invisible Americans: The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty, contributor to The New York Review of Books, and former economics columnist for The New York Times; and Zachary Parolin, assistant professor of social policy at Bocconi University, senior research fellow at Columbia University’s Center on Poverty and Social Policy, and author of Poverty in the Pandemic: Policy Lessons from COVID-19.

Presented with the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality.

A video of this event will be posted a few days later on our YouTube Channel.

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