• December 2016
  • Vol. 17, No. 9

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Panel Discussion: Reducing Poverty and Increasing Opportunity

On September 13, 2016, the Urban Institute and the National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics hosted a panel discussion titled "Reducing Poverty and Increasing Opportunity: Envisioning the Next 20 Years." The 90-minute long event included panelists from diverse professional backgrounds with experience at the local, State, and national levels. The experts shared their research, findings, and insights on reducing poverty and promoting opportunity for families and individuals. The discussion primarily focused on strategies that can be implemented over the next two decades.

The following questions were addressed during the discussion:

  • What do we need to do to encourage innovation? How do we support and encourage work in the modern economy?
  • What's the future role of the Federal Government, States, and cities in developing and implementing strategies?
  • What should the framework for the next 20 years on policy and opportunity look like?

To view panelist biographies or watch a recording of the discussion, visit http://www.urban.org/events/reducing-poverty-and-increasing-opportunity-envisioning-next-20-years.

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