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$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America

Date: October 20, 2015
Location: ​Brown Lounge, Brown Hall, Washington University in St. Louis

$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America

Part of the Brown School Distinguished Lecture Series

Join us for a lecture with H. Luke Shaefer, Associate Professor of Social Work and Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of Michigan to discuss his new book, “$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America.”

In their book, Kathy Edin and Luke Shaefer provide a detailed account of families who are surviving on virtually no cash income. Despite their best efforts to find work, these families have been left out of today’s labor market, and the cash safety net that might have cushioned their fall two decades ago now is almost non-existent. The book provides a powerful exposé of these families’ struggles to meet their basic needs, keep their children safe and find ways to reverse a downward spiral. In addition to telling the stories of these families, the authors offer new ideas to lift up the $2.00-a-day poor.

This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Social Development and will be held in Brown Lounge on the second floor of Brown Hall on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis.

There is no fee to register. A book signing and reception will follow this lecture.

On-campus parking is very limited so we encourage guests to use alternative methods of transportation.