Poverty, Inequality, and the Role of Government
Evelyn Brodkin, associate professor at the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration, leads a discussion on the politics, practices, and possibilities of the government’s involvement and impact on poverty and inequality.
Brodkin also serves as a Lecturer in Law School at the University’s Law School, Faculty Affiliate at the Northwestern University/University of Chicago’s Joint Center for Poverty Research, and codirector of the Project on the Public Economy of Work. Her current research investigates changes in the American welfare state and how public policies and institutions are reshaping the politics of poverty and social inclusion. She recently received the Herbert Kaufman Award for the best paper in public administration by the American Political Science Association.