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Event:CHASP Co-Hosts Conference on Building Human Capital and Economic Potential
Category:LBJ School Events
Date:Wednesday, July 16, 2014 -
Friday, July 18, 2014
Time:8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Contact:Kerri Battles
Sponsor:Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP)
Event Webpage:http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/chasp/events/summer2014/bhc.php
Description:Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson launched his “war on poverty” there is still much to be done on the policy front to help increase employment, wages and earnings for families and the disadvantaged to tackle poverty. To help address these pressing policy issues, the Center for Health and Social Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs will convene a three-day conference on “Building Human Capital and Economic Potential” with the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and support from the Smith Richardson Foundation and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

This conference, beginning July 16 in Madison, Wisconsin, will feature top scholars studying education, labor and social welfare issues to address the question: How can we build economic self-sufficiency among working families and the disadvantaged? Prominent researchers studying these issues from the nation’s top public and private universities will join policymakers and others who inform and shape public policies to bring evidence to bear on our economic and human capital building challenges. Participants in the conference will consider economic issues that influence labor demand and job quality; income support and safety net strategies to better support the working poor; how to increase the success of our secondary and post-secondary education systems and workforce training and preparation programs, and special efforts needed for the lowest-educated and hard-to-employ.

The research featured in this conference will highlight the fact that there is much more that we can do on the policy front to help those who have been most affected by slow economic recovery—especially those with the least education, limited or spotty work experience, and those living in areas with low overall growth. A foremost goal of this conference is to identify the most effective and efficient strategies for building human capital and economic potential that will lead to increased earnings and incomes of the economically and educationally disadvantaged and reduce poverty though work. For more information on the conference, visit: http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/chasp/events/summer2014/bhc.php

This event is part of the LBJ School’s “50 for 50” initiative, a special series of 50 events for 50 years, exploring the critical civil rights issues of our time such as human rights and social justice and calling for a renewed effort to "get things done" in order to improve the lives of all citizens. For more information, visit: http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/fifty

Information last updated: 3:14 PM, July 14, 2014

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