Neighborhoods with Concentrated Poverty

Economic Policy Institute

Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT)
Washington, DC

EPI and The Century Foundation present a discussion of Sharkey and Jargowsky’s work on neighborhoods with concentrated poverty with Ta-Nehisi Coates of the Atlantic and Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP.


Richard Rothstein, Research Associate of the Economic Policy Institute

Patrick Sharkey, Associate Professor of Sociology, New York University and author of Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhoods and the End of Progress Toward Racial Equality.

Paul Jargowsky, Professor of Public Policy, Rutgers University and author of Concentration of Poverty in the New Millennium and Century Foundation fellow

Ta-Nehisi Coates,  national correspondent at The Atlantic, author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle
Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

For an update on the concentration of poverty, please visit TCF’s / Paul Jargowsky’s blog.