Roberta Rehner Iversen
Dr. Iversen uses ethnographic research to better understand and improve welfare and workforce development policy and programs and to extend knowledge about economic mobility, especially in relation to families who are working but still poor. Her ethnographic accounts illuminate what low-income working parents need from secondary schools, job training organizations, businesses and firms, their children's public schools, and public policy in order to earn enough to support their families through work. Dr. Iversen is the author of Jobs Aren't Enough: Toward a New Economic Mobility for Low-Income Families (2006).
The Life You Can Save: Effective Giving to Improve the Health and Welfare of the Global Poor (Peter Singer)10/22/2014 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum (3260 South Street)
Co-sponsored by the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, The Penn Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, The Year of Health, The Center for High Impact Philanthropy, The Center for Public Health Initiatives, and The Wharton Social Impact Initiative.
The event is free, but please register here.
Rethinking the Demographic Risks of Poverty: Prevalences and Penalties in a Comparative Global Perspective (David Brady)11/05/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
11/14/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
12/12/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
01/23/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm