The Private Safety Net among Low-Income Families with Young Children
On December 10, 2015 from 3:00-4:00pm EST the Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) hosted The Private Safety Net among Low-Income Families with Young Children Webinar. This Webinar explored how low-income families use the private safety net to make ends meet. The “private safety net” is defined as assistance from friends and family. Dr. Natasha Pilkauskas, the SSRC Emerging Scholar from September-December 2015, focused on housing, child care, and cash transfers to examine the estimated economic value of this private safety net and compared it to the economic assistance received from public safety net programs like SNAP, the EITC or TANF. Ms. Christianne Lind served as the discussant, and Dr. Kristin Moore moderated the discussion. View the materials from the Webinar.