Progress 2019: Meet Our Keynote Speaker!

NJPP is thrilled to announce Kathryn Edin as the keynote speaker of our annual conference, Progress 2019: New Jersey on the National Stage!

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Kathryn Edin is one of the nation’s leading poverty researchers, working in the domains of welfare and low-paid work, family life, and neighborhood contexts. A qualitative and mixed-method researcher, she has taken on key mysteries about extreme poverty in the wealthiest nation in the world that have not been fully answered by quantitative work.

Edin is a Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University and has authored 8 books and some 80 journal articles. The hallmark of her research is her direct, in-depth observations of the lives of low-paid women, men, and children. She is a Trustee of the Russell Sage Foundation and an affiliate of the Institute for Poverty Research at the University of Wisconsin and the Stanford Poverty Center.

Please join Kathryn Edin and the NJPP team on May 10th at The Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick as we examine policies that promote economic justice and prosperity for the many, not a chosen few.

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