WEBINAR: Behind the Scenes: Adopting a Supplemental Poverty Measure

Part Two of a Two-Part Webinar Series on the Supplemental Poverty Measure

The Supplemental Poverty Measure Webinar Series
The U.S. Census Bureau has announced plans to develop a supplemental poverty measure based on recommendations by the National Academy of Sciences. This modern assessment of deprivation will be released initially in the fall of 2011 and will be used alongside the official poverty measure, developed half a century ago.

Together, the two webinars are designed to provide a thorough review of the supplemental poverty measure. You are strongly encouraged to register for both.

Part I:
To view Part 1 of the series, please visit,  A Supplemental Poverty Measure: What it Will and Won't Do.

Part II
Hear from the top about what the administration's key issues are and how the process will work. Find out why the supplemental poverty measure gets and deserves support across the political spectrum. Learn about state and local efforts to adopt more accurate measures of poverty.

To register, please visit Behind the Scenes: Adopting a Supplementary Poverty Measure.

This webinar series is sponsored by Brookings Center on Children and Families, the Half-in-Ten Campaign, the New America Foundation, the National League of Cities, and Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity.

Participants

Moderator
Clifford Johnson
National League of Cities

Speakers
Rebecca M. Blank
Undersecretary of Commerce for Economic Affair

Ron Haskins
The Brookings Institution Center on Children and Families

Mark Levitan

New York City Center For Economic Opportunity

Event Time and Location

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

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