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Transportation access and its importance to economic mobility and self-sufficiency

On June 28th, 2017 at 2:00pm, the Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) hosted a free Webinar entitled Transportation Access and Its Importance to Economic Mobility and Family Self-Sufficiency. This moderated Webinar provided an in-depth look at the research on how transportation barriers hinder self-sufficiency for low-income workers and explored practice- and policy-based approaches for alleviating transportation barriers. During this webinar, presenters discussed the state of the research on transportation as a barrier to self-sufficiency and the relationship between transportation and economic/employment outcomes, as well as provided a practice and policy perspective to include recommendations and findings relevant to the self-sufficiency field. Dr. Evelyn Blumenberg, Dr. Nicholas Klein, and Dr. Asha Weinstein Agrawal served as speakers and Dr. Kristin Abner moderated the discussion.

Webinar Transcript

Webinar Q&A

Webinar PowerPoint 

Presenters: 
Evelyn Blumenberg
Nicholas Klein
Asha Weinstein Agrawal
Kristin Abner
Event Date: 
Oct 24, 2017

Jodi Sandfort

Jodi Sandfort

Jodi Sandfort is a professor at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs and chair of the school’s Management and Leadership Area. Her research, teaching, and practice all focus on improving the implementation of social policy, particularly those policies designed to support low-income children and their families.

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Jennifer Romich

Jennifer Romich

Jennie Romich is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington and faculty director of the West Coast Poverty Center. She studies resources and economic well-being in families with a particular emphasis on low-income workers, household budgets, and families’ interactions with public policy.

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Colleen Heflin

colleen heflin

Colleen Heflin is a professor in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and International Affairs and Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Research at Syracuse University. She conducts policy-relevant research that sits at the boundaries of sociology, economics, public health, public administration, and women’s studies.

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Greg Fabiano

Greg Fabiano

Greg Fabiano is a professor at the University at Buffalo's Graduate School of Education, Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology. Dr. Fabiano has developed interventions for youth with ADHD in special education, fathers of youth with ADHD, and teenage drivers with ADHD.

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Yumiko Aratani

yumiko aratani

Yumiko Aratani is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and director of the Health and Mental Health Unit at the National Center for Children in Poverty. She specializes in public policy research related to child poverty and mental health services.

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