Kathryn Edin


"Beyond $2 a Day: Solutions for Breaking the Cycle of Extreme Poverty"

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Sociology and of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins University

Thursday, February 16, 2017  •  4:00-5:30 p.m.

Location: McCormick Foundation Center Forum (Medill)

1870 Campus Drive, Evanston Campus


Kathryn Edin

In her book, $2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, Kathryn Edin illuminates a troubling trend: a low-wage labor market that increasingly fails to deliver a living wage, and a growing but hidden landscape of survival strategies among America's extreme poor. Edin will discuss how these families live and survive, in addition to what she sees as possible policy solutions for breaking this cycle of extreme, and cashless, poverty.

Edin is a trustee of the Russell Sage Foundation and a founding member of the MacArthur Foundation-funded Research Network on How Housing Matters for Children and Families. She received her PhD in sociology from Northwestern University in 1991, and was an IPR fellow and Northwestern faculty member from 2000–04.

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Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Ellen Dunleavy at ipr@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3395.