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American Dream and American Poverty: A Discussion of Jason DeParle's new book, "American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and the Nation's Drive to End Welfare"

Recorded on October 25, 2004

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

Jason's DeParle's new book, American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and The Nation's Drive to End Welfare, is an insightful look at welfare reform, poverty and the underclass. It examines the evolution of welfare reform in policy circles in Washington as well as the impact of reform on the lives of inner city families. Our discussion will focus on the lessons presented in the book concerning the effects of welfare reform, the nature of the underclass, and the prospects for the future.