Child Well-Being in the Aftermath of the Recession: Creating a Vision for Kids

Poverty & Family Economics

10:00 am - 11:00 am

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The true impact of the economic downturn on children has not always been easy to see – especially through traditional economic indicators such as unemployment or GDP. Yet the recession undoubtedly has taken a toll on our youngest generation. So how can we best measure the impact of the economy on child well-being? And how can we make improved child well-being a budget and policy reality for children?

First Focus, in conjunction with Congressman Manzullo (IL)Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX), and the Congressional Children’s Caucus, and the Foundation for Child Development, invite you to join us for a discussion on how federal budget and policy decisions can better align the economy and child well-being to establish a more secure future for the next generation. The event will also feature the release of two new reports: The Child and Youth Well-Being Index: 2011 by Ken Land (Duke University) and the Foundation for Child Development and Tracking the Economic Well-Being of Children during the Recession: State by State Estimates Through 2011, by Julia Isaacs (Brookings) and First Focus.

Thursday, December 15, 2011
10:00am – 11:00am
*** Breakfast will be served from 9:45am ***

Cannon House Office Building, Room 121

Bruce Lesley, President of First Focus

• Ken Land, Duke University

• Donald Hernandez, Hunter College and Graduate Center, City University of New York, SUNY Albany and the Foundation for Child Development

• Olivia Golden, Urban Institute

• Doug Hall, Economic Policy Institute