Starting this year, the Academy is inviting Moynihan Prize recipients to deliver a major public policy address on a topic of their choosing.
Wilson’s inaugural Daniel Patrick Moynihan Lecture will focus on the critical disconnect between the poor and gainful employment. Wilson argues that the changes in the structure of the U.S. labor market mainly hits people living in neighborhoods with weak institutional resources and holding jobs in the most vulnerable economic sectors. This is particularly true for disadvantaged black and Latino workers, because of these groups’ concentration in neighborhoods with insufficient infrastructures and enrollment in failing schools. The plight of these workers, says Wilson, calls for a comprehensive policy initiative that addresses all these problems and appreciates how they are inextricably connected.
This sponsored by the American Academy for Political and Social Science, and will be held on May 9 at 3:30 at the National Press Club here in DC. More information here.