The issue of inequality has moved to the top of the policy agenda around the world. Many see the Welfare State, the most important bulwark against the increase in inequality, as under threat. What do we see as the pillars of the 21st Century welfare state? How should the 21st century welfare state differ from that of the 20th Century? What are the contrasting experiences in Latin America, Europe, and the United States?
Speakers include: Yann Algan, Sciences Po; Torben Andersen, Aarhus University; Heather Boushey, Washington Center for Equitable Growth; Bernt Bratsberg, University of Oslo; Teresa Ghilarducci, New School; Stephany Griffith-Jones, Columbia University; Jody Heymann, UCLA; Hilary Hoynes, UC, Berkeley; Markus Jantti, Stockholm University; Arjun Jayadev, University of Massachusetts, Boston; Ravi Kanbur, Cornell University; Santiago Levy, Inter-American Development Bank; Peter Lindert, UC, Davis; Nora Lustig, Tulane University; Erzo Luttmer, University of Minnesota; Kalle Moene, University of Oslo; Suresh Naidu, Columbia University; Akbar Noman, Columbia University; Jose Antonio Ocampo, Columbia University; Isabel Ortiz, ILO; Sandra Polaski, ILO; Helena Ribe, Pro-Mujer International; Ana Sojo, ECLAC; Ernst Stetter, Foundation for European Progressive Studies; Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University; Jan Svejnar, Columbia University; Andras Uthoff, University of Chile; and Gunnar Wetterberg.
1:00-2:30: Session VI: Going beyond: Facilitating work and protecting families and children Session VI Materials
2:45-4:15: Session VII: Innovations in Social Protection and Protecting the Older Persons Session VII Materials
4:15-5:00: The Construction of a 21st Century Welfare State
Wrapping Up and Next Steps:
Final Observations from the Conference Co-chairs
Joseph Stiglitz (IPD)
Jan Svejnar (CGEG)
Jose Antonio Ocampo (IPD)
Kalle Moene (Norway)
Sandra Polaski (ILO)
In collaboration with the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, the Center on Global Economic Governance at Columbia SIPA, the Centre for the Study of Equality, Social Organization and Performance at the University of Oslo, the International Labor Organization, and the Roosevelt Institute.
Additionally supported by the Ford Foundation, the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation.
Registration for this event is required and open to Columbia University students only.