Capitol Hill Brown Bag Seminar: Effects of the Economic Downturn on American Families

You are Invited to a Brown Bag Lunch Discussion
“The Effects of the Economic Downturn on American Families”
February 5, 2010, 12:00 – 1:302168 Rayburn House Office Building

As the nationwide unemployment rate hovers at 10 percent, home foreclosures continue at an alarming pace, and college and retirement funds have been depleted, many Americans continue to suffer acutely from the impact of the economic downturn.

Please join us for a luncheon briefing, “The Effect of the Economic Downturn on American Families” on February 5, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. in 2168 Rayburn House Office Building.

A panel of distinguished, nationally known researchers will present research and lead a conversation on the impact the economic downturn has had on the most vulnerable populations.

Dr. Sara McLanahan of Princeton University will describe how having unemployed or underemployed parents influences children. Dr. Kathie Mullan Harris of the University of North Carolina will be addressing the impact of the economic downturn on young adults transitioning to higher education or the workforce. Dr. Michael Hurd of the Rand Corporation will look at the way the downturn has altered the lives of the elderly. The moderator is Dr. Matthew Stagner, of University of Chicago.

The Population Association of America ( is sponsoring this event. The cosponsoring organizations include the Association of Population Centers, the Population Resource Center, the Consortium of Social Science Associations, the Population Reference Bureau, Friends of the National Institute on Aging, the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics, and Friends of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

If you can attend, please send your RSVP to Ms. Lisa Rosenberg at, or 202‐263‐2956 by February 3.