What: Annual Sandra J. Skolnik Lecture - with Richard V. Reeves
When: Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Sheldon Hall
A senior fellow in Economic Studies and co-director of the Center on Children and Families, Reeves’ research focuses on social mobility, inequality, and family change. Prior to joining Brookings in 2013, he was director of strategy to the UK's Deputy Prime Minister. Reeves’ latest book is called "Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do about It" (2017). Dream Hoarders acknowledges the conventional wisdom of focusing on the excesses of the top 1% but says the more important, and widening, gap in American society is between the upper middle class -- incomes are in the top 20% of American society -- and everyone else. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.