Statement of Task
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will convene an ad hoc committee of experts to conduct a consensus study of the costs of child poverty in the United States and the effectiveness of current efforts aimed at reducing poverty. The committee will review available high-quality research on current programs, with emphasis on evaluations that include benefit-cost analysis. Based on these analyses the committee will make recommendations for federal investment aimed at reducing the number of children living in poverty in the United States by half within 10 years. Read more ...►
Meetings of the Committee
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Information Gathering Session, JUNE 20, 2017
The Committee on Building an Agenda to Reduce the Number of Children Living in Poverty by Half in 10 Years held a public information-gathering session on June 20, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the National Academy of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, in Washington, DC.
During this half day meeting, the committee had the opportunity to hear from invited speakers who presented ideas for programs and policies aimed at reducing short-run child poverty. Members of the public also had an opportunity to ask questions or provide comments to the speakers and committee as time permitted.
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Type: Consensus Study
Topics: Children, Youth, and Families; Education, Workforce
Board: Board on Children, Youth, and
Collaborating Board: Committee on
Suzanne Le Menestrel, Ph.D., Study
Rebekah Hutton, MA, Associate
Pamella Atayi, BA, Program
Greg Duncan, Ph.D. (Chair)
School of Education
University of California, Irvine
J. Lawrence Aber, Ph.D.
Willner Family Professor of Psychology
and Public Policy
New York University
Janet Currie, Ph.D.
Henry Putnam Professor of Economics
and Policy Affairs
Chair, Department of Economics
Director, Center for Health and
Benard P. Dreyer, M.D., FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Developmental-Behavioral
New York University School of
Director of Pediatrics, Bellevue
Irwin Garfinkel, Ph.D.
Mitchell I. Ginsberg Professor of
Contemporary Urban Problems
Interim Dean, Columbia University
School of Social Work
Ron Haskins, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow in ES
Hilary Hoynes, Ph.D.
Professor of Public Policy and
Haas Distinguished Chair of
University of California, Berkeley
Christine James-Brown, B. A.
President & CEO
Child Welfare League of America
Vonnie C. McLoyd, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
University of Michigan
Robert Moffitt, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
Cynthia Osborne, Ph.D.
Director, Center of Health and Social
Director, Child and Research
Associate Professor of Public Affairs
University of Texas at Austin
Eldar Shafir, Ph.D.
Class of 1987, Professor of Behavioral
Science and Public Policy
Timothy (Tim) Smeeding, Ph.D.
Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor
of Public Affairs and Economics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Don Winstead, Jr., B.A.
Principal and Founder
Don Winstead Consulting, LLC
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Foundation for Child Development
Marguerite Casey Foundation
The Buffet Early Childhood Fund
The W.K.Kellogg Foundation
For more information, contact:
Phone: (202) 334-1996
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001