2006–2007 IRP Seminars

IRP Seminar Calendar: Fall 2006 | Spring 2007 | Other Seminars

2006–2007 IRP Seminar Series

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:

Transitions to Adulthood and Self-Sufficiency
Transitions to Adulthood and Self-Sufficiency 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 2006

September 14, 2006

IRP Seminar Series on Transitions to Adulthood and Self-Sufficiency
Destinies of the Disadvantaged: Teenage Childbearing and Public Policy
Frank F. Furstenberg Jr., Zellerbach Family Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

September 28, 2006

Mismatches and Unmet Needs: The New Geography of Welfare Policy
Scott Allard, Political Science and Public Policy, Taubman Center for Public Policy Brown University, IRP Visitor

October 3, 2006 (Tuesday, 12:15-1:30, 8417 Social Science Building)

Child Support and Educational Outcomes - Evidence from the British Household Panel Survey
Ian Walker, Professor of Economics, University of Warwick, Visiting Fellow at Princeton University, Education Research Section

October 12, 2006

Race, Gender, Child Support, and Welfare: Parents of Children on W-2 in Dane County
David Pate, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
[paper available in pdf format]

October 19, 2006

IRP Seminar Series on New Perspectives in Social Policy
The Autonomy Myth: A Theory of Dependency
Martha Albertson Fineman, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law, Emory Law School
—Response by Joe Soss, Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs, and IRP Affiliate, University of Wisconsin–Madison

November 9, 2006

Please note: This seminar has been cancelled
Is SES Attainment Influenced by Early Child Health Conditions?
Alberto Palloni, H. Edwin Young Professor of Sociology and International Studies, Director, Center for Demography and Ecology and IRP Affiliate, University of Wisconsin–Madison

November 16, 2006

Please note: This seminar has been rescheduled for March 1, 2007
IRP Seminar Series on Transitions to Adulthood and Self-Sufficiency
Is the Company Man an Anachronism?
Henry Farber, Professor of Economics, Princeton University

November 30, 2006

Segregation and Black Civic Efficacy
Ebonya Washington, Assistant Professor of Economics and Political Science, Yale University, IRP Visiting Scholar
[paper available in pdf format]

December 7, 2006

Please note: This seminar has been rescheduled for February 15, 2007
IRP Seminar Series on Transitions to Adulthood and Self-Sufficiency
The Origins of Disadvantage in the Transition to Adulthood
Kathleen Mullan Harris, Gillian T. Cell Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

IRP Seminar Calendar, Spring 2007

February 8, 2007

Earnings Inequality and Educational Assortative Mating: Accounting for Trends from 1940 to 2003
Christine Schwartz, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Co-sponsored by the Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE)

February 15, 2007

IRP Seminar Series on Transitions to Adulthood and Self-Sufficiency
The Origins of Disadvantage in the Transition to Adulthood
Kathleen Mullan Harris, Gillian T. Cell Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

February 22, 2007

God and Government in the Ghetto: The Politics of Church-State Partnerships
Michael Leo Owens, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Emory University, IRP Visiting Scholar

March 1, 2007

IRP Seminar Series on Transitions to Adulthood and Self-Sufficiency
Is the Company Man an Anachronism?
Henry Farber, Professor of Economics, Princeton University

March 8, 2007

IRP Seminar Series on Transitions to Adulthood and Self-Sufficiency
Increasing Student Success in Community Colleges: The Opening Doors Demonstration
Tom Brock, Director, Young Adults and Postsecondary Education Policy Area, MDRC

March 15, 2007

The Effects of Racial Segregation in Schools: Revisiting Old Evidence and a New Analysis of the NCLB Data
Doug Harris, Assistant Professor of Education and Economics, Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison
[paper available in pdf format]

March 22, 2007

The Early Lives of Mexican American Children: Threats to Their Health and Development (Findings From the Fragile Families Study)
Yolanda Padilla, Professor of Social Work and Women's Studies, University of Texas at Austin, IRP Visiting Scholar

April 12, 2007

Help or Hindrance? The Effects of College Remediation
Isaac McFarlin, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Texas at Dallas, IRP Visiting Scholar

April 19, 2007

IRP Seminar Series on Transitions to Adulthood and Self-Sufficiency
Credit Constraints after College: Student Loans and Early Career Occupational Choices
Cecilia Rouse, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Director of the Industrial Relations Section and Director of the Education Research Section, Princeton University
[paper available in pdf format]

May 3, 2007

Fundamental Housing Policy Reform
Edgar Olsen, Professor of Economics, University of Virginia
[paper available in pdf format]

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