The Scripps College Humanities Institute Fall 2007 Lecture Series
UNEQUAL WE STAND: What Future for the American Middle Class?
Poverty and Inequality in America - Why Care?
Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare, George Warren Brown School of Social Work
Washington University in St. Louis
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
(Scripps College Performing Arts Center)
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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Mark R. Rank is widely recognized as one of the foremost experts and speakers in the country on issues of poverty, inequality, and social justice.
Dr. Rank's areas of research and teaching have focused on poverty, social welfare, economic inequality, and social policy. His first book, Living on the Edge: The Realities of Welfare in America, explored the conditions of surviving on public assistance, and achieved widespread critical acclaim.
Professor Rank's most recent book, One Nation, Underprivileged: Why American Poverty Affects Us All provides a new understanding of poverty in America. His life-course research has demonstrated for the first time that a majority of Americans will experience poverty and will use a social safety net program at some point during their lives. He is currently examining the widening economic divide in America, and how that divide is undermining the country's fundamental values and principles.