PENN SCIENCE CAFE- "Poverty in the American South”

PENN SCIENCE CAFE- "Poverty in the American South”

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

Free

PENN SCIENCE CAFE- "Poverty in the American South”
PENN SCIENCE CAFE- "Poverty in the American South”
Regina Baker, assistant professor of sociology, School of Arts and Sciences
"Poverty in the American South”
As a sociologist, Regina Baker studies inequality, social stratification and families, particularly in the South. Although poverty and uneven development exist everywhere, this part of the country has seen a disproportionate share of the nation’s socioeconomic problems. For decades, poverty there has been the highest and most persistent, and the Great Recession only made things worse. In this talk, Dr. Baker will discuss the latest findings from her research, which looks at the role of demographic, economic and racial factors that influence poverty, as well as the uncertainty of future safety nets for America’s most vulnerable populations.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/