The Hidden Financial Lives of America’s Poor and Middle Class

What are the implications of the U.S. Financial Diaries and other recent research and how can they provide insight to help families escape poverty, build stability, move up the ladder, and invest in the future? This webinar will look at innovative policies, products, and programs that seek to help households make ends meet, build security and stability, and invest for the future. We’ll consider innovative efforts in all sectors of society—from financial tech start-ups, to new policy approaches at all levels of government, and everything in between.

The webinar will be led by Jonathan Morduch of New York University and Rachel Schneider of the Center for Financial Services Innovation, leaders of the U.S. Financial Diaries project. They will be joined by Luke Shaefer, associate professor at the University of Michigan and coauthor of $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, and Diana Elliott of the Financial Security and Mobility program at Pew Charitable Trusts.

Location: Webinar

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016