Understanding the causes, consequences and current programs to address poverty in Montana and the United States.   April 7, 2017 – MSU

This one-day public conference will bring together researchers, policy makers and advocates to share insights about policies and programs designed to alleviate poverty, with a particular focus on healthcare, nutrition, work and assistance, families, social enterprise, and poverty in Indian country. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty, the impact of the myriad policies designed to help the poor, and the prospects for effective policies aimed at reducing poverty moving forward.

More information about the conference including an agenda, a description of the speakers, and a link to registration is available at: www.montana.edu/regecon/poverty_policy.html. There is a $10 registration fee to help cover the costs of lunch. The fee is waived for MSU students, current and emeritus faculty, and staff.