Moving Out of Poverty:
The Economic and Environmental Impacts of Programs
Aimed at Mitigating Spatial Mismatch
February 11, 2010
423 ILR Conference Center, Cornell University
Registration for this event is complete.
The one-day workshop “Moving Out of Poverty” will feature research on the barriers low-income households face in obtaining and keeping jobs, with a particular focus on alternative strategies for addressing problems associated with limited job accessibility. Drawing from work in economics, public policy, as well as urban and environmental planning, the workshop will explore the transportation challenges facing disadvantaged individuals and communities, consider their impact on employment and other outcomes, and evaluate existing and proposed policies and programs aimed at alleviating spatial mismatch and improving economic opportunities. The workshop will also attempt to highlight the oft-overlooked environmental consequences of different types of programs and to foster more dialogue among researchers in a broad array of fields about the private and social costs and benefits of these programs.
Download the program in pdf format. This workshop will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 11th and includes a complimentary continental breakfast and lunch.
Brian Taylor, Department of Urban Planning, School of PUblic Affiars, University of California at Los Angeles
Evelyn Blumenberg, Department of Urban Planning, School of Public Affairs, University of California at Los Angeles
Julia Lane, National Science Foundation
Steven Raphael, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley
Harry Holzer, Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University
Organizers & Sponsors
This workshop is organized by Matthew Freedman, Persistent Poverty Team Member and Prof. of Labor Economics, & Antonio Bento, Professor of Applied Economics and Management.
This workshop is sponsored by the ISS Poverty Team and the Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future.
Workshop duration: This workshop will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on February 11, 2010. This event includes a complimentary continental breakfast and lunch.
Workshop location: Room 423 ILR Conference Center on Garden Ave. on the Cornell Campus, a block from the Statler Hotel. See this map to locate the building and then follow these directions to find the room within the building.
Parking: If you are a visiting speaker, please charge your parking to your hotel room. All other attendees will need to purchase a visiting parking permit at a campus information booth.
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Lodging: Statler Hotel, 130 Statler Dr., Ithaca, NY, 14583 (607-257-2500)
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