China Center for Social Policy's Annual Lecture: "China's 40 Years of Poverty Alleviation: Historical and Sociological Perspectives" (November 29th)
Nov
29
12:15 PM12:15

China Center for Social Policy's Annual Lecture: "China's 40 Years of Poverty Alleviation: Historical and Sociological Perspectives" (November 29th)

China has made dramatic progress in alleviating poverty in the past 40 years, making significant contributions to the world’s anti-poverty agenda. How did China achieve this? What lessons did china draw from other countries, and what lessons can other countries learn from China? In this talk, Professor Li Xiaoyun will review China’s poverty alleviation progress and examine its driving forces. He argues that China’s poverty alleviation has been led by the party-state and enabled by the socioeconomic transformations. The integrated family-state values system and shifts in the rural social fabric contributed to this process. Professor Li will draw from his poverty alleviation experiments in Yunnan, China and in Africa to elaborate his arguments.

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Poverty & Social Policy Seminar: "Measuring the Impact of Health Insurance Benefits on Poverty" (October 10th)
Oct
10
12:00 PM12:00

Poverty & Social Policy Seminar: "Measuring the Impact of Health Insurance Benefits on Poverty" (October 10th)

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The Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University invites you to a
Poverty & Social Policy Brown Bag Seminar with Sanders Korenman , Professor, Marxe School of Public and International  Affairs, Baruch College, Dhalia Remler
Professor, Marxe School of Public and International  Affairs, Baruch College, and
Rosemary Hyson, Research Scientist, Marxe School of Public and International  Affairs, Baruch College.

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Fourth Annual New Frontiers in Poverty Research Conference (May 11th)
May
11
12:00 PM12:00

Fourth Annual New Frontiers in Poverty Research Conference (May 11th)

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REGISTRATION: Please register for the conference here.

The Center on Poverty and Social Policy (CPSP) at the Columbia School of Social Work invites you to participate in its fourth annual New Frontiers in Poverty Research Conference on May 11th, 2018.

Marta Tienda of Princeton University will open the day discussing integration as anti-poverty policy, while Bruce Western of Columbia University will close the day discussing life in the year after prison. The conference will also feature a panel on a Basic Income Guarantee featuring Robert Paul Hartley of Columbia, Michael Lewis of Hunter College, and Chris Hughes of the Economic Security Project, whose recent book "A Fair Shot" has reinvigorated policy debate on the idea of a basic income.

As always, the conference will also feature the latest research on poverty and social policy in both New York City and nationwide. The NYC panel will be led by Sarah Oltmans of Robin Hood, while the national panel will be led by Michael Laracy of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Participants will include Jane Waldfogel, Diana Hernandez, Christopher Wimer, Jenn Laird, Naomi Zewde, Sophie Collyer, and Matthew Maury.

For more information, please see the conference agenda.

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Poverty & Social Policy Seminar: "Poverty Today: A Marxian Analysis of Causes and Policy Prescriptions" (April 4th)
Apr
4
12:00 PM12:00

Poverty & Social Policy Seminar: "Poverty Today: A Marxian Analysis of Causes and Policy Prescriptions" (April 4th)

The Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University invites you to the Poverty & Social Policy Brown Bag Seminar with Richard D. Wolff, Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Visiting Professor at The New School. 

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Poverty & Social Policy Seminar: "Multi-Dimensional Deprivation in the U.S." (March 21st)
Mar
21
1:00 PM13:00

Poverty & Social Policy Seminar: "Multi-Dimensional Deprivation in the U.S." (March 21st)

The Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University invites you to the Poverty & Social Policy Brown Bag Seminar with Shatakshee Dhongde, Associate Professor of Economics and Provost Teaching-Learning Fellow at Georgia Tech. The seminar will focus on Professor Dhongde’s work on measures of multi-dimensional deprivation in the United States.

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 Poverty & Social Policy Seminar: “Extreme Poverty & Material Deprivation across the 50 United States: Trends & Determinants Using Augmented Survey Data” (February 21st)
Feb
21
12:30 PM12:30

Poverty & Social Policy Seminar: “Extreme Poverty & Material Deprivation across the 50 United States: Trends & Determinants Using Augmented Survey Data” (February 21st)

The Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University invites you to the Poverty & Social Policy Brown Bag Seminar with Zach Parolin of the University of Antwerp, Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy. The seminar will focus on Parolin’s work on extreme poverty and material deprivation in the United States.

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CPRC SEMINAR: From Angry Black Men to #BlackBoyJoy: The Evolution of Mental Health and Manhood Among Young Black Men" (December 7th)
Dec
7
12:15 PM12:15

CPRC SEMINAR: From Angry Black Men to #BlackBoyJoy: The Evolution of Mental Health and Manhood Among Young Black Men" (December 7th)

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Recent events have underscored the social and cultural barriers young black men face in America; barriers that are complicated by mental health challenges, rigid definitions of manhood, and lack of social support. In this CPRC seminar, Dr. Watkins will examine the evolving narrative of young black men at the intersection of race and gender, and the influence of news and social media on this evolving narrative. She will also discuss the origin and successful implementation of the gender-specific, culturally-sensitive, Facebook-based intervention for young black men, called the Young, Black Men, Masculinities, and Mental Health (YBMen) project. In this intervention, black men engage in thorough examinations of popular culture (e.g., songs, photos, news stories, YouTube videos) to improve their mental health outcomes, develop more progressive definitions of manhood, and establish sustainable social support networks. Implications for creative ways to tailor low-cost, high impact Internet-based interventions for young black men will be discussed.

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Lecture: Modernity and Policy Toward the Urban Poor in China (November 29th)
Nov
29
12:10 PM12:10

Lecture: Modernity and Policy Toward the Urban Poor in China (November 29th)

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In addressing the timely issue of China's urban poor policy Dr. Solinger will pose the question: why are the poor in Chinese cities managed so much more meagerly, in relative terms, than other groups? Using statistical material, comparative information and quotations from interviews, she will make the case that the state’s obsession with forging stability and with creating an appearance that conforms to the political elite's vision of modernity that has rendered China’s municipally-situated needy virtually invisible. This form of modernity is a site of aspiration regarded by the powerful as suitable for realizing their own illusions of rejuvenation, regeneration, and renovation. The crux of her claim lies in a sorry appraisal of the state’s Minimum Livelihood Guarantee (Dibao).

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CPRC SEMINAR: “Strangers in Their Own Land,” with Professor Arlie Russell Hochschild (November 1st)
Nov
1
12:00 PM12:00

CPRC SEMINAR: “Strangers in Their Own Land,” with Professor Arlie Russell Hochschild (November 1st)

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When Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential elections, a bewildered nation struggled to understand what had happened and what Trump voters were thinking when they cast their ballots. Renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild had spent the preceding five years immersed in the strongly Tea-Party-facing community around Lake Charles, Louisiana. She then wrote Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right—now essential reading to understand what drives Trump supporters and what forces have led to the nation’s political divide. 

On November 1st, the CPRC’s seminar series will welcome Arlie Hochschild for a discussion of Strangers in Their Own Land.

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Welfare, Work, and Poverty: Social Assistance in China (October 12th)
Oct
12
4:00 PM16:00

Welfare, Work, and Poverty: Social Assistance in China (October 12th)

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CPSP's faculty affiliate Qin Gao will be sharing insights from her new bookWelfare, Work, and Poverty: Social Assitance in China,  at The New School's India China Institute on October 12th, 4:00 - 5:30 PM. Welfare, Work, and Poverty provides the first systematic and comprehensive evaluation of the impacts and effectiveness of China's primary social assistance program -- Minimum Livelihood Guarantee, or Dibao -- since its inception in 1993.

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The NYU Furman Center's Forum, "By the Numbers: Concentrated Poverty" (June 7th)
Jun
7
4:00 PM16:00

The NYU Furman Center's Forum, "By the Numbers: Concentrated Poverty" (June 7th)

On June 7th, the NYU Furman Center will host By the Numbers: Concentrated Poverty. This forum is presented in conjunction with the release of the NYU Furman Center's State of New York City's Housing and Neighborhoods in 2016 report, copies of which will be distributed at the event. The forum will focus on poverty and its spatial concentration, including recent changes in poverty across New York City’s neighborhoods and demographic groups. The panel will discuss trends in New York City, how they compare to the experiences of other cities, and strategies for addressing concentrated poverty and its effects.
 

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Poverty Tracker Data Workshop (May 19th)
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Poverty Tracker Data Workshop (May 19th)

The Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC) and the Center on Poverty and Social Policy (CPSP) are pleased to announce the Poverty Tracker Data Training Workshop, which will be held May 18-19, 2017, at Columbia University in New York City. The workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the data available in the CPRC’s New York City Longitudinal Survey of Well-being, a repeated panel study tracking the dynamics of poverty, hardship, and well-being among representative samples of New York City residents. 

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Second Annual New Frontiers In Poverty Research Mini-Conference (May 19th)
May
19
12:30 PM12:30

Second Annual New Frontiers In Poverty Research Mini-Conference (May 19th)

The Center on Poverty and Social Policy is holding its second annual conference on the theme of “new frontiers in poverty research.” It consists of three sessions: 1) on the Robin Hood Poverty Tracker and poverty in New York City; 2) on the fight against child poverty; and 3) a keynote discussion on where to go next.

To see the conference agenda, click here.  Access the livestream here

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First Annual New Frontiers in Poverty Research Mini Conference (May 21st)
May
21
12:30 PM12:30

First Annual New Frontiers in Poverty Research Mini Conference (May 21st)

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The Center on Poverty and Social Policy (CPSP) and the Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC) invite you to a mini-conference on "New Frontiers in Poverty Research" on Thursday, May 21 to launch Columbia University's School of Social Work's new Center on Poverty and Social Policy. The program will include new research on poverty and hardship in NYC and the effects of social policies on vulnerable populations in the US, followed by presentations on the everyday lives of the poor by Andrea Elliott (New York Times) and Matthew Desmond (Harvard University).  We hope you can join us for a lively and stimulating event!

Access the conference livestream here.

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