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 

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.

Program

Download the program in pdf format. 

Speakers

Brian Taylor, Department of Urban Planning, School of Public Affairs, University of California at Los Angeles
Evelyn Blumenberg, Department of Urban Planning, School of Public Affairs, University of California at Los Angeles
Julia LaneNational 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.

Contact: socialsciences@cornell.edu