The distribution of wealth is highly unequal in the US and UK and is seen, by some, as having contributed to the Global Financial Crisis we are currently witnessing. The UK's Coalition Government appears to have turned its back on asset-based welfare with its abandonment of the Child Trust Fund and Saving Gateway. What future for asset-based policy in the UK and US during these economically turbulent times? This is the key question for this event for which booking is now open.
CHASM is pleased to be hosting an exciting line-up of leading US researchers and practitioners in the field of asset-based policies. The line-up will include:
Dalton Conley, Dean of Social Science, New York University
William Darity, Director of the Racial Asset Network, Duke University
Thomas Shapiro, Director of the Institute of Assets and Social Policy, Brandeis University
Margaret Sherraden, University of Missouri, St Louis
Michael Sherraden, University of Washington, St Louis
This London event will also include John Hills and Julian Le Grand (London School of Economics) and Stephen McKay from the University of Birmingham.
This event will bring together for the first time US and UK research, policy and practitioner communities to exchange and debate important challenges facing both countries as we enter a period of global uncertainties and risk.