Savings, Ownership, and Economic Mobility: What Do We Know and What Can Be Done?

In Collaboration with Pew's Economic Mobility Project and honorary co-hosts: the Congressional Savings and Ownership Caucus and the Senate Economic Mobility Caucus

Personal savings is a powerful driver of economic mobility-both within a lifetime and across generations. When families are able to create their own safety nets, they are less likely to be derailed by financial emergencies and are more equipped to make mobility-enhancing investments, such as college, for themselves or their children. While the government invests a great amount of resources to promote savings across the life course, these policy investments are not felt equally by all Americans.

The New America Foundation and Pew's Economic Mobility Project invite you to attend a breakfast briefing outlining the current landscape for American households. How do savings rates, amounts, and policies impact economic mobility? What is the government already doing to support saving for children, working-age adults, and older Americans? Our experts will explore the range of options available to support savings, improve economic mobility, and make public policy more effective.

To RSVP, email John Burrows at jburrows@pewtrusts.org.

 

Participants

Featuring  
Stuart Butler
Director, Center for Policy Innovation, The Heritage Foundation

Reid Cramer
Director, Asset Building Program, New America Foundation

Moderators
Diana Elliott
Research Manager, Economic Mobility Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Justin King
Federal Policy Liaison, Asset Building Program, New America Foundation

Event Time and Location

Friday, September 28, 2012 - 9:30am - 10:30am
New America Foundation
Capitol Visitor Center SVC 215
Washington, DC 20510

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