[URPE] Poverty in New York - Columbia University Seminar - 7 May
Matthew S Winters
msw22 at columbia.edu
Tue May 1 07:04:03 MDT 2007
The Columbia University Seminar on Full Employment, Social Welfare
and Equity (#613)
DATE: Monday 7 May - 7:15 p.m. - Faculty House
(Optional buffet dinner at 6:00 p.m. at Faculty House)
SPEAKERS: Mark Levitan, The Community Service Society,
and Susan Wieler, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
TOPIC: Poverty in New York City, 1969-1999: Is Demography Destiny?
New York City's poverty rate rose dramatically during the 1970s, when the
city seemed to be in an irreversible decline. Yet despite an impressive
rebound in the 1980s and 1990s, its poverty rate remained persistently
high. In fact, it was substantially higher in 1999 than three decades
earlier. Why? In their presentation, Mark Levitan and Susan Wieler will
explore the roles of demographic change and the dramatic rise in income
inequality on the increase in and persistence of poverty in New York as
well as the policy implications for the city and the nation.
Mark Levitan, whose Ph.D. in Economics is from the Graduate Faculty of the
New School for Social Research, is a Senior Policy Analyst at the
Community Service Society (CSS). He has authored numerous reports
including Out of School, Out of Work... Out of Luck? New York City's
Disconnected Youth; A Crisis of Black Male Employment: Unemployment and
Joblessness in New York City; Mothers' Work: Single Mothers' Employment,
Earnings and Poverty in the Age of Welfare Reform; and More Work, More
School, More Poverty? The Changing Face of Poor Families in New York
City. Dr. Levitan who is on the advisory boards of the Fiscal Policy
Institute and the Center for an Urban Future, chaired the Working Group on
New York City's Low-Wage Labor Market--which issued a major report
entitled Building a Ladder to Jobs and Higher Wages--and is on the adjunct
faculty af Cornell's New York State School of Industrial and Labor
Relations. He has also worked for the Labor Resource Center of Queens
College and the New York State Department of Economic Development.
Susan Wieler is an economist with the Office of Regional and Community
Affairs at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Her recent research has
focused on immigration, poverty and workforce development. Prior to
joining the Bank, Dr. Wieler was a senior research associate at the
Institute on Education and the Economy at Columbia University and held a
research position at New York University's Urban Research Center. Her
work has appeared in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Eastern
Economic Journal, Challenge, The Wilson Quarterly and The Washington
Monthly, among others. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from New York
University, a master's degree in educational psychology from Rutgers
University, and a bachelor's in philosophy from Colgate University.
A copy of the paper is available upon request.
Please RSVP to Matt Winters (msw22 at columbia.edu) by Thursday 3 May.
Dinner is at 6:00 p.m. at Faculty House, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. Enter via
the gate on the east side of Broadway at 116TH STREET; go through campus
and cross AMSTERDAM AVE. Continue on West 116th past the Law School and
turn left through the gate, turn right beyond Wein Hall on the right and
go down the ramp to Faculty House. Purchase a ticket for dinner ($22) at
the ticket window on the first floor, and then the dinner buffet is in the
DeWitt Clinton Dining Room on the fourth floor.
The seminar is at 7:15 p.m. in a room that will be announced in the Faculty
House lobby. Please look for a bulletin board posting.
University Seminar on Full Employment #613
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The seminar on Full Employment is chaired by Helen Lachs Ginsburg,
helenginsburg at yahoo.com, Trudy Goldberg, trudygoldberg at msn.com and
Sheila Collins, sheila.collins3 at verizon.net.
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