|Chicago Harris Public Policy Lecture Series - Washington DC
The Suburbanization of Poverty
In the 2000s, suburbs became home to the largest and fastest growing poor population in the nation. Elizabeth Kneebone, MPP'03, coauthor of the recent book Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, will discuss the drivers and implications of the shifting geography of poverty and what it means for public policy and practice.
Elizabeth Kneebone is a fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and co-author of Confronting Suburban Poverty in America (Brookings Press, 2013). Her work primarily focuses on urban and suburban poverty, metropolitan demographics, and tax policies that support low-income workers and communities. In Confronting Suburban Poverty In America she and co-author Alan Berube address the changing geography of metropolitan poverty and offer pragmatic solutions for reforming and modernizing the nation’s policy and practice framework for alleviating poverty and increasing access to opportunity.
Prior to joining Brookings, Kneebone worked as a research project manager for IFF (formerly the Illinois Facilities Fund), where her work assessed the geographic distribution of need for services and programs targeted to low-income people and places. She holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy and a bachelor’s degree in history from Indiana University.
Thursday, Mar 20 2014 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm [ iCal ]
University Club of Washington DC
1135 16th St, NW
Washington DC, 20036