IN THE NEWS
- The Center’s Subsidized Employment report cited in Jared Bernstein’s July 2017 article,”The black-white unemployment gap is at an all-time low. Here’s how to keep it there.” in the Washington Post.
- In July 2017 The Center on Poverty & Inequality along with The Coalition on Human Needs and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, The Children’s Leadership Council presented a webinar entitled: The 2020 Census: Why Ensuring A Fair and Accurate Count Matters
- Faculty Director Peter Edelman and Rep. Joe Kennedy III published the June 2017 article, “Donald Trump’s Budget Cuts Would Leave Many Americans Hungry“, in Time
- In May 2017 the Center released the report “Building the Caring Economy: Workforce Investments to Expand Access to Affordable, High-Quality and Long-Term Care”. The report explores the need and possible solutions for creating high-quality caregiving jobs.
- Indivar Dutta-Gupta was a keynote speaker at the Lutheran Disaster Response’s annual conference in May. The presentation, “How Do We Address Poverty When the Problem is so Complex”, walked through the poverty landscape and described actions the Lutheran Services in America can take to address its root causes.
- An article in March 2017 edition of The New York Times’: The Upshot titled, “How to Beat the Robots” cites the center’s Lessons Learned From 40 Years of Subsidized Employment Programs report.
- Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Co-Executive Director of the center’s Economic Security and Opportunity Initiative, was interviewed by the New York Times‘ Lisa Foderaro for the March 2017 article, “Cuomo’s $1.4 Billion Plan Targets Brooklyn in Fight Against Poor Health and Poverty”.
- Indivar Dutta-Gupta was a speaker at the Rise Above Conference with Mike Konzacal and Andy Kim in January.
- Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Co-Executive Director of the center’s Project on Deep Poverty, was a featured panelist in the Opening Session of the National Academy of Social Insurance’s annual conference in January. The panel, “What Do the Numbers Tell Us? A Review of the Data on Economic Disparities,” also featured Jared Bernstein from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, James Pethokoukis of the American Enterprise Institute, and Ngina Chiteji from New York University, and was moderated by former Academy President G. Lawrence Atkins.
- Read “What Candidates Should Say about Poverty and Opportunity at Ryan’s Forum” by Indivar Dutta-Gupta and Kali Grant, first published on TalkPoverty.org and cross-posted on BillMoyers.com.
- “If we are going to talk about economic inequality in our country, we have to talk about it all the way to the bottom … not just go down as far as the middle class,” – Peter Edelman, speaking at a Georgetown Law symposium on “Economic Inequality: Causes, Consequences and Responses” on December 4.
- Read Indivar Dutta-Gupta and Kali Grant’s article in the Fall 2015 issue of InSight on two-generation approaches to poverty reduction and the EITC: “Poverty and Inequality in America: Why We Should Care and What We Should Do.”
- On Oct. 26, the center released the new report by Indivar Dutta-Gupta and Kali Grant, “Raising Wages, Reducing Inequality, Sustaining Families: Why raising the minimum wage is a civil and human rights issue,” in partnership with The Leadership Conference Education Fund.
- An article in the October 2015 issue of Harper’s Magazine titled, “Getting Jobbed: The Real Face of Welfare Reform,” features Faculty Director Peter Edelman.
- On Sept. 9, in partnership with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the center hosted a national poverty event featuring the newly-released book, $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America. Watch the recording of the event here and read about it here.
- A TalkPoverty.org article written by Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Peter Edelman, and LaDonna Pavetti highlighting $2.00 a Day, “New Research Documents Growth of Extreme Poverty,” was cross-posted by several other media outlets, including Billmoyers.com and Commondreams.org. It was #1 on Billmoyers.com.
- Read “404 Error: Why Internet Access is Still a Problem for Many in Poverty” onTalkPoverty.org by Erin Simpson, Fellow.
- Read “Ten Solutions to Fight Economic Inequality” by Kali Grant, Program Assistant, and Indivar Dutta-Gupta.
- Watch Faculty Director Peter Edelman talk about the intersection of poverty, employment, and religion with MSNBC’s Tamron Hall (begins at 2:35).
- Read why we need to consider new strategies for helping low-income families succeed in the center’s latest op-ed, “TANF’s not all right,” also cross-posted on the Coalition on Human Needs blog.
- Click here to read about inequality’s impact on our democracy in “Why the Wealthy Always Win,” by Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Director of the center’s Project on Deep Poverty and Senior Fellow.
- Click here to read Faculty Director Peter Edelman’s piece, “50 Years Later: Why We Must Remember the Civil Rights Movement.”
- On October 2, 2014, the Center on Poverty released the report “Improving Wages, Improving Lives: Why raising the minimum wage is a civil and human rights issue” with the Leadership Conference Education Fund. The report explores how the nation’s historically low minimum wage is an important driver of poverty and income inequality and examines the current state of minimum wage policy on the state and federal level, as well as the far-reaching benefits of a minimum wage increase.
- Hear Indivar Dutta-Gupta discuss this report, as well as the center’s interest in deep poverty, on We Act Radio’s Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner.
- Read Indivar Dutta-Gupta’s comments on raising the minimum wage today in The Hoya.
- Click here to read the three key steps that Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Director of the center’s Project on Deep Poverty and Senior Fellow, recommends policymakers take to expand economic opportunity and security for people still struggling in this economy.
- Click here to listen to our faculty director, Peter Edelman, on the Diane Rehm show, in a recent episode on the causes and consequences of rising poverty in the US.