Dr. Kathryn Edin is one of the nation’s foremost researchers on the causes, effects, and policy remedies to extreme poverty in America. Her book, “$2 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America,” co-authored with H. Luke Shaeffer, is the result of two decades of groundbreaking research, during which time the number of families surviving on the margins has skyrocketed to one and one half million households, including three million children.
Dr. Edin is a Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University and co-director of The Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing. She was also a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, co-director of the Poverty and Inequality Research Lab and founding faculty director of the 21st Century Cities Initiative, which seeks to bring cross-disciplinary teams of scholars together to work on critical urban challenges.
Dr. Edin spoke in St. Petersburg as a Speakers Who Inspire guest on November 6 and 7, 2018.