By Rachel L. West
This Thursday’s (September 21st) #MacroSW Twitter Chat will focus on confronting poverty. We will be joined by guest expert Mark Rank.
Mark Rank, PhD is the Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare at Washington University in St. Louis. Along with Thomas A. Hirschl created confrontingpoverty.org. The website includes the Poverty Risk Calculator and a discussion guide that encourages visitors to think about and talk about poverty. The site also features research articles.
Q1: How can we change America’s dominant attitude that poverty is the result of individual failings?
Q2: In what ways can the systemic nature of poverty be shown?
Q3: Why is it important to confront poverty and inequality in the United States?
Q4: How can we use the poverty calculator and website to educate and further people’s knowledge and understanding of poverty and inequality?