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How Has the Safety Net Fared in the Great Recession and Subsequent Recovery

February 1, 2013

A free roundtable session at NASI's 25th Annual Research Conference, Friday, February 1, 2013.

Advance online registration has now closed. Please register on-site at the National Press Club.

This event is a free roundtable session on Friday, February 1, 2013, Day 2 of NASI's 25th annual research conference, Medicare and Social Security in a Time of Budget Austerity.

Event Summary:  As a result of the recent economic downturn and its aftermath, millions of Americans have relied on social insurance programs and other public benefits in order to make ends meet. This roundtable will feature new findings by Johns Hopkins University economist Robert Moffitt. His Sage Foundation-funded research focuses on the responsiveness of the social safety net during the Great Recession and its aftermath using various datasets. Panelists will share findings that compare programs across states and past recessions as well as discuss the range of effectives programs such as unemployment insurance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and other related programs.

  • Margaret C. Simms, The Urban Institute (moderator)
  • Robert Moffitt, Johns Hopkins University
  • Gary Burtless, The Brookings Institution
  • Jeffrey Hayes, Institute for Women’s Policy Research

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