Announcing the 21st Annual Edgar W. Couper Lecture - Please mark your calendars!
Friday, April 12th, 2013
The 21st Annual Couper Lecture will be Friday, April 12th, 2013 and our lecturer this year will be Dr. Jean Anyon. Please reserve the date. A reception will be held around 3:30 to introduce newly admitted doctoral students and to recognize incoming and outgoing Couper Fellows. The lecture will be scheduled for 4:30, followed by a dinner at 6:00.
What Causes Poverty? And What Can be Done About It?
Major federal policies assume that lack of education is the cause of poverty. If people only had enough skill, and enough schooling, they would obtain good jobs, and poverty would decline and ultimately disappear. But is this true? Can we count on a college education to provide a decent living for those with baccalaureates? The Great Recession has highlighted a long-term trend in the relative decline of returns to a college degree. If poverty is not caused by a lack of education, what is it caused by? And once we know what keeps people poor, what can we do about it? Jean Anyon discusses these and related issues in her upcoming talk.
Last Updated: 3/26/13