508Sep 20, 2013
Census Data on Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance
David Johnson of the U.S. Census Bureau and Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution talked about data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual report on income, poverty and health insurance in ...
426Aug 16, 2012
Student Literacy and Retention Practices
Education experts talked about the retention of and remedial instruction for students who have not mastered basic reading skills by the end of third grade. They discussed the practices of ...
12,690Jul 16, 2012
U.S. Fiscal Policy
Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) talked about the federal budget situation, and afterward panelists discussed her remarks and the prospects for Congress reaching a budget agreement and plan for economic ...
3,518Aug 22, 2011
Reforming Early Education
Panelists talked about early childhood education programs. Among the topics they addressed were improving Head Start programs, school accountability, education funding, and monitoring the ...
686Aug 17, 2011
Joint Deficit Reduction Committee
Panelists talked about the newly created joint congressional Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, which was created on August 2, 2011, as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011 and comprises six ...
303Jan 12, 2011
Government Debt and the Economy
Panelists talked about ways that the federal government and states and local communities can continue to invest in needed infrastructure and other projects while simultaneously balancing ...
212Mar 4, 2010
Programs for Low-Income Families
Ron Haskins talked about 2011 budget proposed spending for middle and low-income Americans, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included unemployment ...
293Jan 5, 2010
Social Safety Net Services
Panelists talked about the the state of the federal government’s domestic anti-poverty and workforce programs (social safety net services) such as food stamps, welfare, and Medicaid and ...
84Nov 14, 2009
Opportunity in the U.S.
Ron Haskins talked about a Washington Post op-ed he recently co-authored, Five Myths About Our Land of Opportunity, which looks at how recent economic problems have damaged the image ...
103Aug 26, 2008
Poverty and Income Data
A panel discussion was held on new figures released that day by the U.S. Census Bureau on income, poverty, and health insurance, using data from 2007. Moderator Ron Haskins provided an overview of ...
41Aug 28, 2007
Poverty and Income in 2006
Following remarks by Strobe Talbott and Mayor Bloomberg on poverty and social policy, participants talked about a recent report by the Census Bureau on poverty and family income for 2006. The report ...
64Aug 29, 2006
Poverty Among Children and Families
Panelists analyzed a report on poverty released by the Census Bureau earlier in the day. They talked about the significance of the findings and their implications for families and ...
80Aug 17, 2006
Welfare Reform 10th Anniversary
As part of a symposium on “Welfare Reform at 10: Marking the Milestone,” the first panel, moderated by Kate O’Beirne, discussed the 1996 welfare reform legislation and analyzed its ...
71May 18, 2004
U.S. Fiscal Policy
Nine public policy institutes cosponsored a conference on U.S. fiscal policy. Following several speeches, two panels discussed the issue and responded to questions from the ...
54Jan 13, 2004
Balancing the Federal Budget
Brookings Institution scholars talked about a report they are releasing today, “Restoring Fiscal Sanity: How to Balance the Budget.” The book analyzes the federal budget deficit and ...