Economic Mobility: Is the American Dream Still Alive?

Date: April 28, 2008

Location:
Milken Institute Global Conference
The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, California 90210

Description:

Inequality in both income and wealth has increased sharply in United States over the past three decades, for reasons ranging from globalization and education to rising investment returns and tax policy. While there is much debate over what, if anything, should be done to reduce inequality, there is growing bipartisan agreement that policies to enhance economic mobility (the ability of individuals and families to improve their station in life) need renewed focus. This panel will draw on research sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts' Economic Mobility Project for a provocative discussion of ways to ensure that the American dream remains a reality for all.

Milken Institute Global Conference 

Speakers:

Paul Gigot, Editorial Page Editor, The Wall Street Journal
Eugene Robinson, Columnist and Associate Editor, The Washington Post
Isabel Sawhill, Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Center on Children and Families, Brookings Institution
Eugene Steuerle, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute; Co-Director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center

Moderator:

John Morton, Managing Director, Program Planning and Economic Policy, The Pew Charitable Trusts

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