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NOW: Watch panelists @jasonfurman, @HilaryHoynes, and Jesse Rothstein, and chair @joshbivens_DC discuss social safety nets, like universal basic income #UBI, unemployment insurance, and more. Tune in #Inequality2019: piie.com/events/combati…
@jasonfurman @HilaryHoynes @joshbivens_DC Macro policies can help with pre-tax wages, especially at the bottom, says @jasonfurman. #Inequality2019 piie.com/events/combati…
@jasonfurman @HilaryHoynes @joshbivens_DC Jesse Rothstein outlines the goals of social safety nets...
🥅Consumption smoothing during job search
🥅Investments in children
🥅Support low-wage workers
🥅Out-of-work subsistence
...but current programs don't really line up with those. #Inequality2019
@jasonfurman @HilaryHoynes @joshbivens_DC If you believe we should invest in children overall, then there should be a program that is not conditional on parent's work, Jesse says. #Inequality2019
@jasonfurman @HilaryHoynes @joshbivens_DC The evolution of family/child social safety net has moved towards work and higher up the income distribution. We need to move toward more out-of-work protection– something like a child allowance, says @HilaryHoynes
at #Inequality2019. piie.com/events/combati…
@jasonfurman @HilaryHoynes @joshbivens_DC We should be looking at social safety nets as an investment. Growing evidence that social safety net spending on children–Medicaid, #SNAP, #EITC, cash welfare–leads to improvements in adult human capital and health. -@HilaryHoynes #Inequality2019
@jasonfurman @HilaryHoynes @joshbivens_DC .@joshbivens_DC is chairing a panel of @jasonfurman, @HilaryHoynes, and Jesse Rothstein on social safety nets, taxes and transfers, investing in children, and more. Watch #Inequality2019 now: piie.com/events/combati…
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