PENN SCIENCE CAFÉ-“Poverty in the American South”

PENN SCIENCE CAFÉ-“Poverty in the American South”

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

6:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

Free

PENN SCIENCE CAFÉ-“Poverty in the American South”
PENN SCIENCE CAFÉ-“Poverty in the American South”
Regina Baker, assistant professor of sociology, School of Arts & Sciences

“Poverty in the American South”

Although poverty and uneven development exists throughout the United States, the South has had a disproportionate share of the nation’s socioeconomic problems. For decades, poverty has been the highest and most persistent in that region, and the Great Recession has only worsened the problem.

In this talk, Dr. Baker will address the reasons for this regional disparity and why, as a nation, Americans should care.Drawing on her research on the South, Dr. Baker will discuss the role of demographic, economic, political and racial factors in understanding poverty in the context of place. She will also touch on the uncertainty of future safety nets for America’s most vulnerable populations in the current political climate.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/