Illinois Family Impact Seminar #4

Helping Illinois’ Families in Economic Crisis

April 22, 2009

Featured Speakers

Michael Katz, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History and Research Associate, Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania
Inequalities: Old and New

Sarah Fass, Policy Associate, Family Economic Security, National Center for Children in Poverty, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Making Work Pay in Illinois: Current Policies and Recommendations for Reform

Elizabeth Lower-Basch, Senior Policy Analyst, Workforce Development, Center for Law and Social Policy
Opportunities under the Recovery Act for Income Support for Low-Income Families

Additional Chapters/Materials

Preliminary Summary of Key Provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Aimed at Improving the Lives of Low-Income Americans, by the Center for Law and Social Policy

Questions and Answers about the TANF Emergency Fund, by Elizabeth Lower-Basch

Staying Afloat in Tough Times: What States Are and Aren’t Doing to Promote Family Economic Security, by Sarah Fass, Jodie Briggs, and Nancy K. Cauthen

Supporting Work in Illinois: The Challenges Ahead, by Kinsey Alden Dinan and Nancy K. Cauthen

Making Work Supports Work: Tools for Policy Analysis, by the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)

School’s Out: After-School Programs and Policies that Work, Policy Forum, 19(4)

Illinois Families Under Stress: The Looming Long-Term Care Crisis, Policy Forum, 20(5)

Poverty and Inequality in Illinois (Chapter in The Illinois Report 2008, by Elizabeth T. Powers and Emilie Bagby

Child Care Quality in Illinois (Chapter in The Illinois Report 2009, by Rachel Gordon