IRP Seminars

IRP seminars cross disciplinary boundaries to bring the latest research by top poverty scholars on and off campus to the Institute. They take place on Thursdays, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m., in room 8417 Social Science Building (unless otherwise noted), and are open to the public.

New seminar dates will be added as seminars are confirmed.

New Perspectives in Social Policy Series

The annual New Perspectives in Social Policy seminar series seeks to reach beyond familiar and well-explored fields of poverty research, to challenge accepted paradigms, and to open paths to new research models and methodologies.

IRP Seminar Calendar, Fall 2016


September 8, 2016

IRP Poverty Research Seminar Series
Evidence-Based Corrections
Cecelia Klingele, Assistant Professor, Law School, University of Wisconsin–Madison


September 15, 2016

IRP Poverty Research Seminar Series
Impact of School-Based Support on Educational Outcomes of Teen-Mothers: Evidence from New Zealand's "Teen Parent Units"
Tim Maloney, Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, Auckland University of Technology


September 22, 2016

IRP Poverty Research Seminar Series
Effects of Higher EITC Payments on Children's Health, Quality of Home Environment, and Non-Cognitive Skills
Yang Wang, Assistant Professor, La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin–Madison


September 29, 2016

Social Determinants of Health
Income Disparities in Objective and Subjective Indicators of Health Over the Lifespan
Julien Teitler, Professor, Social Work and Sociology; Director, Social Indicators Survey Center, Columbia University


October 6, 2016, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
(Please note change in location: Festival Room, B196 Memorial Union)

IRP Visiting Scholars Seminar Series
The Language of the Unheard: Legal Services & the 1960s Race Riots
Jamein Cunningham, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Portland State University


October 13, 2016

IRP Poverty Research Seminar Series
Making the Invisible Visible Through Critical Race Theory & Intersectionality Praxis
Nancy López, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology; Director; Institute for Study of "Race" and Social Justice, University of New Mexico


October 20, 2016

IRP Poverty Research Seminar Series
What Does It Really Cost to Raise a Child?
Harry Brighouse, Professor, Department of Philosophy; Affiliate Professor of Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison


October 27, 2016

IRP Poverty Research Seminar Series
Development and Usability Testing of a Smartphone App to Support Parenting by Low-Income Fathers
Tova Walsh, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin–Madison


November 10, 2016

IRP Poverty Research Seminar Series
The Timing of SNAP Benefit Receipt and Child Well-Being
Anna Gassman-Pines, Associate Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy and Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University


November 17, 2016

IRP Poverty Research Seminar Series
Preying on the Poor: How We Made Criminal Justice Profitable and Remade American Citizenship
Joe Soss, Cowles Chair for the Study of Public Service, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Department of Political Science, and Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota


December 1, 2016

IRP Poverty Research Seminar Series
Separate and Unequal: Race and the Mortgage Market Imprints of Breath
Abigail Sewell, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Emory University


December 8, 2016

IRP Poverty Research Seminar Series
Inequality and Taxation: Evidence from the U.S. States, 1980–2010
Rourke O'Brien, Assistant Professor, La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin–Madison


December 9, 2016
12:00-1:00 p.m., 3470 Sewell Social Sciences

IRP Poverty Research Seminar Series
Pregnancy Medicaid Expansions and Higher-Order Births: Differentiating between the Intensive and Extensive Margins
Lincoln Groves, National Poverty Fellow, IRP/Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)


December 15, 2016

IRP Poverty Research Seminar Series
Disentangling Poverty, Race and Place: Findings from the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin
Kristen Malecki, Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Spring 2017


January 26, 2017

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Culture and the Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital
David Figlio, Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy; Director, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University


February 9, 2017

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Did Welfare Reform Increase $2-a-Day Poverty?
Scott Winship, Visiting Fellow, Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity


February 16, 2017

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Socioeconomic Contextual Disadvantage, Medicare Policy and Health Delivery for Vulnerable Older Adults
Amy Kind, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Geriatrics Division, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin–Madison


Tuesday, February 21, 2017
4:30-5:30 p.m., Alumni Lounge, Pyle Center, 702 Landon Street

Panel Discussion
Rethinking Criminal Justice: Incarceration & Race
Yamiche Alcindor, Mike Massoglia, and John Chisholm, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Pyle Center, c
Cosponsored by La Follette School of Public Affiars and IRP


February 23, 2017

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Integrating Human Capital with Human Development
John Tomer, Emeritus Professor, Department of Economics, Manhattan College


Tuesday, February 28, 2017
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., 8417 William H. Sewell Social Sciences Building

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
A Safety Net That Works: Improving Federal Programs for Low Income Americans
Robert Doar, Resident Fellow and Morgridge Fellow in Poverty Studies, American Enterprise Institute
Cosponsored with the La Follette School of Public Affairs.


Tuesday, February 28, 2017
12:15–1:30 p.m., 8417 William H. Sewell Social Sciences Building

Cosponsored by the Center for Demography and Ecology & Institute for Research on Poverty
#SayHerName: The Health Consequences of Mass Imprisonment for (Black) Women
Hedy Lee, Department of Sociology, University of Washington


March 2, 2017

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Getting Inside the Black Box of the Effects of Environmental Toxicants on Children's Development and Achievement
Claudia Persico, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin–Madison


March 9, 2017

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Improving the Use of Research Evidence in Policy and Practice
Vivian Tseng, Vice President of Programs, William T. Grant Foundation
Cosponsored with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Interdisciplinary Training Program.


March 16, 2017 - Cancelled

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Toward a Spatially Inclusive Perspective of Hispanic Residential Segregation and Inequality
Daniel Lichter, Ferris Family Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management and Sociology, and Robert S. Harrison Director of the Institute for Social Sciences, Cornell University


March 30, 2017

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Measuring Progress in the Fight Against Poverty
Chris Wimer, Codirector, Center on Poverty and Social Policy and Research Scientist, Columbia Population Research Center, School of Social Work, Columbia University


April 6, 2017

IRP Visiting Scholars Seminar Series
Disparities in Nutrition and Health: Nudging Towards Equitable and Just Food Environments
Tashara Leak, Postdoctoral Scholar, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley


Monday, April 10, 2017
4:00–5:15 p.m., The University Club, Wayside Room, 803 State Street

Robert J. Lampman Memorial Lecture
The Promise of Education to Foster Upward Mobility: Insights from New Research
Cecilia Rouse, Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Shirley Katzman and Lewis and Anna Ernst Professor in the Economics of Education, and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

A reception will follow the talk.


April 13, 2017

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Racial Disparities in Student Loan Debt and the Reproduction of Inequality
Jason Houle, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Dartmouth University


Tuesday, April 18, 2017
4:00–5:30 p.m., Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 School of Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall

New Perspectives in Social Policy Seminar Series
Achieving Smarter Societies through Data Science, Digital Technology, and Human-Centered Design
James Guszcza, U.S. Chief Data Scientist, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Respondent: Steven Durlauf, William F. Vilas Research Professor and Kenneth J. Arrow Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin–Madison, and Codirector, Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group
A reception will follow the talk.


April 20, 2017

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Unequal Prevalence or Unequal Vulnerability? Disentangling Contributions of Neighborhood Conditions and Proximal Risk Factors to Socioeconomic Inequality in Cardiovascular Disease
Mustafa Hussein, Assistant Professor, Public Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee


May 4, 2017

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Abandoned Families: Social Isolation in the 21st Century
Kristin Seefeldt, Assistant Professor, Social Work and Public Policy, University of Michigan


 

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