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New Seminar Series on Poverty Research

February 09, 2021

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Seminar Series description

Rising economic inequality and extreme poverty in the United States are now central characteristics of society. Together, they result in widening gaps in opportunity, child well-being, and economic mobility, as well as insecure access to housing, nutrition, and basic needs. The American Academy for Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) identified economic inequality as one of the 12 Grand Challenges of Social Work focused on improving individual and family well-being, strengthening the social fabric, and helping create a more just society.

Understanding the current scientific efforts and expanding collaborations among researchers and practitioners will help in designing better solutions to address the challenges posed by growing inequality and poverty. Towards that end, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work has conceived a Seminar Series on Poverty Research. The series will highlight new and emerging research on the causes, consequences, and scope of economic inequality and poverty for children and families.

The series brings outstanding researchers sharing their work on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on child and family well-being.

Visit our events calendar to view upcoming sessions or register below:

Past events:


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