2005–2006 IRP Seminars

IRP Seminar Calendar: Fall 2005 | Spring 2006 | Other Seminars

IRP Seminar Series, 2005–2006

Thursdays, 12:15-1:30, 8417 Social Science Building (unless otherwise noted).
New seminar dates will be added as seminars are confirmed.

In addition to a variety of seminars on poverty research by IRP affiliates, we will feature two special series:

Marriage, Poverty, & Public Policy
Marriage, Poverty, & Public Policy are the subject of an interdisciplinary series that brings a distinguished group of scholars from other universities to the UW-Madison campus.

New Perspectives in Social Policy
Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2006, IRP is instituting a seminar series that will seek to reach beyond familiar and well-explored fields of poverty research, to challenge accepted paradigms, or open paths to new research models and methodologies.

IRP Seminar Calendar, Fall 2005

September 8, 2005

Assessing Racial Profiling [paper available in pdf format]
Steven Durlauf, Department of Economics and IRP Affiliate, University of Wisconsin–Madison

September 15, 2005

IRP Seminar Series on Marriage, Poverty and Public Policy
Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood before Marriage
Kathryn Edin, Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

September 29, 2005

The Effect of Black Male Imprisonment on Black Child Poverty [report available in pdf format: text and tables]
Pamela Oliver, Department of Sociology and IRP Affiliate, University of Wisconsin–Madison

October 6, 2005

IRP Seminar Series on Marriage, Poverty and Public Policy
Mothers' Family Networks and Livelihood in the Context of Child Support Enforcement Policy
Jane Collins, Department of Rural Sociology and IRP Affiliate, University of Wisconsin–Madison

October 20, 2005

The Effects of Male Incarceration Dynamics on AIDS Infection Rates among African-American Women and Men [paper available in pdf format]
Rucker Johnson, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley, IRP Visiting Scholar

November 10, 2005

Examining the Effect of the Earned Income Tax Credit on the Labor Market Participation of Families on Welfare [paper available in pdf format]
John Karl Scholz, Department of Economics and IRP Affiliate, University of Wisconsin–Madison

December 1, 2005

The Adoption and Safe Families Act: A Theoretical Analysis [paper available in pdf format]
Christopher Beem, Johnson Foundation, IRP Visitor

December 8, 2005

Contributions to College Costs by Married and Divorced Parents [paper available in pdf format]
Ruth López Turley, Department of Sociology and IRP Affiliate, University of Wisconsin–Madison, and Matthew Desmond, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin–Madison

IRP Seminar Calendar, Spring 2006

February 9, 2006

Demand and Supply-Side Determinants of Conditional Cash Transfer Program Effectiveness [paper available in pdf format]
Carolyn Heinrich, La Follette School of Public Affairs and IRP Affiliate, University of Wisconsin–Madison

February 16, 2006

IRP Seminar Series on Marriage, Poverty and Public Policy
American Marriage in Comparative Perspective
Andrew J. Cherlin, Benjamin H. Griswold, III, Professor of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University

March 9, 2006

Am I My Sister's Keeper? Professional Identity and Intra-Racial Politics in Post-Reform Welfare Offices
Celeste Watkins, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University; IRP Visiting Scholar
Dr. Watkins will be talking about work in progress. The linked paper is from a related project and provides some background, It's Not Just About the Money: Governmentality and Resistance in Post-Reform Welfare Offices


March 23, 2006

IRP Seminar Series on Marriage, Poverty and Public Policy
Evaluating the Healthy Marriage Premium
Ronald B. Mincy, Maurice V. Russell Professor of Social Policy and Social Work Practice, Columbia University


April 6, 2006

IRP Seminar Series on Marriage, Poverty and Public Policy
Marriage Education Programs: Implementation and Evaluation Issues [slide presentation in pdf format]
Alan M. Hershey, Senior Fellow, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Please note change in speaker. Seminar will be based on Building Strong Families: Guidelines for Developing Programs


April 13, 2006

Barriers to Postsecondary Education and Training under the Workforce Investment Act: Evidence from Six States
Sara Goldrick-Rab, Department of Educational Policy Studies and IRP Affiliate, University of Wisconsin–Madison


April 20, 2006

Ending Welfare Opposition as We Knew It? Welfare Reform and the Promise of a More Generous Public
Joe Soss, Department of Political Science and IRP Affiliate, University of Wisconsin–Madison


April 27, 2006

Robert J. Lampman Memorial Lecture
Does Inequality Really Affect Longevity?
Christopher Jencks, Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University


May 4, 2006

The Relationship between Income Supports and Disability
Pamela Herd, La Follette School of Public Affairs, Department of Sociology, and IRP Affiliate, University of Wisconsin–Madison


May 5, 2006 (Friday, 12:15-1:30, 8417 Social Science Building)

IRP Seminar Series on New Perspectives in Social Policy
A Plan to Replace the Welfare State
Charles Murray, W. H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute

Other Seminars