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Fighting Child Poverty: Spending So Much, Getting So Little
Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution

In this February 2013 seminar, Distinguished Visiting Scholar Ron Haskins discusses progress on improving child poverty in the U.S. and interventions over the years that have had varying degrees of success.

An expert on preschool, foster care, and poverty, Haskins was instrumental in the 1996 overhaul of national welfare policy. His areas of expertise include welfare reform, child care, child support enforcement, family composition and marriage, and child protection. 

Haskins is a former White House and congressional advisor on welfare issues, and co-directs the Brookings Center on Children and Families and its Budgeting for National Priorities Project.

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