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Getting to Know ISR:

Living on Almost Nothing in America

a Seminar

H. Luke Shaefer

Tuesday, 5/16/2017, 3:00pm.   ARCHIVED EVENT

Location: 1430 ISR-Thompson

ISR Perspectives presents H. Luke Shaefer – award-winning author, poverty and social welfare policy scholar, associate professor, and the head of U-M’s new poverty initiative – as the next speaker in the ‘Getting to Know ISR’ series.

Shaefer will discuss the research behind his and Kathryn Edin’s landmark 2016 book $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America.

Shaefer has presented his extraordinary work on innovative strategies to alleviate poverty at the White House, before the Senate Finance Committee, to social service providers, and to federal agencies.

In $2 a Day Shaefer and Edin examine the rise of deep poverty in the U.S., describe how impoverished families survive day to day, and provide new evidence and ideas “that could very well change the way we think about poverty in the United States” (New York Times Book Review).

$2 a Day won the Hillman Prize for Book Journalism and was a NYT Notable Book of the Year.

Presented by ISR Perspectives Committee.


H. Luke Shaefer is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work and the Ford School of Public Policy, a Faculty Associate at PSC and SRC, and Director of U-M’s Poverty Solutions.

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