Plenary: Living with Insecurity
*Names in bold indicate Presenter
Speaker: Kathy Edin, Johns Hopkins University
Respondents: John Hills, London School of Economics and Lisa McKenzie, London School of Economics
Edin and Schaefer’s new book, $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, shines a spotlight on people living with insecurity, as they try to get by on little or no income. In this plenary, Kathy Edin will talk about her research, and two scholars from LSE will respond. John Hills’ work challenges myths about a divide between fixed groups with static incomes. Lisa McKenzie’s ethnographic research reveals the challenges facing low income families in the UK.