Special Events: Plenary: Living with Insecurity

Monday, June 13, 2016: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
Old Building, Ground Floor, Old Theatre (London School of Economics)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Chair: Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University

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.

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