On October 15 in Washington DC, the Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) at the University of Texas at Austin and the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, will co-host with The Brookings Institution an engaging discussion of this pressing policy issue: How can we build economic self-sufficiency among working families and the disadvantaged, while simultaneously meeting the labor demand needs of employers, through policies and programs that increase labor market skills, employment, wages and earnings?
Together with policymakers, researchers and others who inform and shape public policy, we will discuss recent research findings and their policy implications from the Building Human Capital and Economic Potential initiative and conference undertaken by IRP and CHASP: http://www.irp.wisc.edu/research/humancapital.htm#conference. A summary of the conference, now available in the latest issue of IRP’s Fast Focus publication, is available here: Fast Focus #21. Two policy briefs designed to share the evidence-based policy ideas and recommendations from the conference are also included here and will be discussed at the October 15th policy briefing: Focus on Policy Brief 1 Self-Sufficiency, Focus on Policy Brief 2 Hard-to-Employ.
We hope you will join us!
Questions? Please contact Esmeralda Garcia Galvan email@example.com.