PAA Congressional Briefing on Poverty, June 9, 2014
On June 9, 2014 PAA and APC, in conjunction with the Office of Congressman Mike Honda, hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill “The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later and the Battle Continues.”
This year marks the fifty year anniversary since President Johnson declared the War on Poverty. Nonetheless, 46.5 million Americans continue to live in poverty. To most effectively address poverty, we need to better understand who is poor and how well current federal assistance programs address their needs.
The briefing featured presentations by national experts who explained how we measure poverty, what we know about the current picture of poverty in America, and how well certain federal programs are working to improve the lives of poor and working poor Americans.
- Dr. Kathleen Short, U.S. Census Bureau – Measuring Poverty in the United States
- Dr. John Iceland, Pennsylvania State University – Poverty in America 50 Years after the War on Poverty
- Dr. Colleen Heflin, University of Missouri – The War on Poverty and Material Hardship
PAA members presenting at the Congressional briefing on June 9, 2014.
Pictured left to right: Dr. Linda A. Jacobsen, Population Reference Bureau; Dr. Kathleen Short, U.S. Census Bureau; Dr. Colleen Heflin,
University of Missouri, and Dr. John Iceland, Pennsylvania State University
Hill Visits and Federal Agency Meetings
On March 10 and 11, 2014 a delegation of 11 PAA and APC members visited Capitol Hill to discuss the importance of Population research
On March to 1o and 11, 2014, representatives from the Population Association of America and Association of Population Centers participated in the organizations’
annual Capitol Hill Advocacy Days. These dedicated PAA members conducted over 30 meetings with key congressional staff, Members of Congress, and White House
officials to advocate for the population sciences and the federal agencies that fund the field.
Caption: Top row from left to right: Dr. Jarron Saint Onge, University of Kansas;
Dr. Robert Bozick, RAND; Dr. Kari White, University of Alabama, Birmingham;
Dr. Linda Jacobsen, Population Reference Bureau; Mr. Stephen Tordello,
Decision Demographics; Dr. Robert Wallace, University of Iowa; Dr. Wendy Baldwin
and Dr. Daniel Lichter, Cornell.
Bottom row from left to right: Dr. Pamela Smock, University of Michigan;
Dr. Cristina Bradatan, Texas Tech; Dr. Vida Maralani
Past Hill Visits and Federal Agency Meetings
Excellence in Public Service Award
Representative Roybal-Allard received the 2014 PAA Excellence in Public Service Award
Representative Roybal-Allard (CA) (center) receiving the 2014 PAA Excellence in
Public Service Award from Dr. Robert Bozick, RAND and Dr. Linda Jacobsen, Population Reference Bureau.
Exhibitions on Capitol Hill
Past Exhibitions on Capitol Hill