Understanding and Generating Solutions to the Cliff Effects
Event Start Date: March 31, 2016 – 10 a.m.
Event End Date: March 31, 2016 – 1 p.m.
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 600 Atlantic Ave #100, Boston, MA 02210

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The Center for Social Policy and Children’s HealthWatch invite you to the first event in a planned series: “Understanding and Generating Solutions to the Cliff Effect.” This interactive gathering will focus on the “cliff effect” phenomenon many families in Massachusetts face when an increase in work earnings results in a reduction of subsidies for food, housing, childcare, and other essential benefits, leaving them worse off financially. The event will allow participants to identify major issues, consequences, policies, and to start generating potential solutions to the cliff effects.

Center for Social Policy, Children’s HealthWatch, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston will present findings from our cliff effect research, while families who are directly impacted will share their experiences. Policy makers and administrators who will speak at the event will be named shortly.

Confirmed speakersJeff McCue, Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) Commissioner; Ronald G. Marlow, Undersecretary for Workforce Development at Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD); David W. Cash, Dean, John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies; Ana Patricia Muñoz, Director of the Community Development Research and Communications at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; Ruthie Liberman, Vice President of Public Policy at the Crittenton Women’s Union. Other policy makers and administrators who will speak at the event will be named shortly.

This event is sponsored by United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the Oak Foundation,and the On Solid Ground Coalition.

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