IRP Seminars

IRP Seminar Series, 2012–2013

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.

In 2012–2013, IRP will feature the following seminar series:

Family Complexity, Poverty, and Public Policy
The Family Complexity, Poverty, and Public Policy thematic seminar series explores how family complexity is linked to poverty, inequality, and public policies designed to serve low-income families. The series serves to concentrate interest and create opportunities for exchange across the broad range of disciplines of affiliates and staff, and it also engages key poverty researchers from other institutions.

Meet the New IRP Affiliate
At the heart of IRP lies the poverty research of our campus-wide and national network of research affiliates and staff researchers. IRP affiliates maintain a substantial connection to the research, mentoring, and dissemination activities of the Institute. The Meet the New IRP Affiliate seminar series provides an opportunity for poverty researchers who recently joined the ranks of IRP affiliates to introduce themselves and their research interests to the community and to present some of their recent work.

IRP Visiting Scholars
The Visiting Scholar seminar series features visitors from one of IRP's three Visiting Scholar Programs. The first program, initiated in 1998 with support that continues today from the UW–Madison, brings scholars from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups to the Institute for one- to two-week stays. The second program is for researchers interested in food assistance and is part of IRP's partnership with the USDA to serve as the RIDGE Center for National Food and Nutrition Assistance Research. And the third program is for a broad range of faculty, researchers, and policy analysts who are hosted by IRP for limited or longer-term stays.

New Perspectives in Social Policy
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. In 2006, then-IRP Director Maria Cancian launched the series to mark the Institute's 40th anniversary.

RIDGE Food Assistance Research
IRP launched the RIDGE Food Assistance Research seminar series in 2010 in its role as the RIDGE Center for National Food and Nutrition Assistance Research. The Center serves as a focal point for stimulating new and innovative research related to food assistance programs, a hub for mentoring and training of researchers interested in food assistance and related issues, and a source of timely and accessible information on new research findings.

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
This seminar series is wide-ranging, featuring poverty studies scholars who represent a range of disciplines and whose work examines issues that lie at the heart of the poverty problem and efforts to address it.

IRP Seminar Calendar, Fall 2012

September 6, 2012

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Welcome Back: Family Complexity, Poverty, and Public Policy Theme and the Rest of the 2012–2013 Seminar Series
Tim Smeeding, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty; and Marcy Carlson, Professor of Sociology and IRP Affiliate, University of Wisconsin–Madison

September 13, 2012

IRP Visiting Scholars Seminar Series
Tumbling Downhill: When Jobs Go Away, What Happens Then?
Amy Goldstein, Visiting Journalist & IRP Honorary Fellow, Washington Post

September 20, 2012

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Meta-Analysis of Early Childhood Education for Low-Income Children
Katherine Magnuson, Associate Professor of Social Work and IRP Associate Director, University of Wisconsin–Madison
[PowerPoint presentation available in PDF format]

September 27, 2012

Family Complexity, Poverty, and Public Policy Seminar Series
Low-Income Fathering and Family Complexity in an Era of Rising Inequality
Kevin M. Roy, Associate Professor of Family Science, University of Maryland–College Park
Cosponsored with Center for Demography & Ecology
[PowerPoint presentation available in PDF format]

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
4:00–5:30 p.m., 1310 Plenary Room, Grainger Hall, 975 University Avenue

New Perspectives in Social Policy Seminar Series
Economic Justice Can Equal Economic Prosperity
Gerald Chertavian, Founder and CEO, Year Up
[Flash video of lecture available (best viewed with a high speed internet connection)]

October 4, 2012
Please note time change: 11:30 am, 8417 Social Science Building

IRP Visiting Scholars Seminar Series
The Effect of Incarceration on HIV and Its Influence on Health-Related Disparities in New York City
Juan J. DelaCruz, Assistant Professor of Economics & Business, Lehman College-CUNY
[PowerPoint presentation available in PDF format]

October 11, 2012

Family Complexity, Poverty, and Public Policy Seminar Series
More than Money: Work Characteristics and the Timing of First Marriage
Kelly Raley, Professor and Training Director, Population Research Center, University of Texas at Austin
Cosponsored with Center for Demography & Ecology

October 18, 2012

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
State Implementation of Health Care Reform - Results of Case Studies in Ten States
Linda Blumberg, Senior Fellow, Health Policy Center, The Urban Institute
[PowerPoint presentation available in PDF format]

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
12:15–1:30 p.m., 3470 William H. Sewell Social Sciences Building

IRP Visiting Scholars Seminar Series
Earnings Responses to Policy: Evidence from the Social Security Earnings Test
Damon Jones, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

October 25, 2012

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Social Impact Bonds: A Promising New Financing Model to Accelerate Social Innovation and Improve Government Performance
Jeffrey Liebman, Malcolm Wiener Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University
Cosponsored with the Department of Economics
[Paper available in PDF format]

November 1, 2012

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Separate, but How Unequal? The Startling Change in Racial Neighborhood Inequality in America
Glenn Firebaugh, Professor of Sociology, Pennsylvania State University
Cosponsored with Center for Demography & Ecology

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
12:30–1:45 p.m., 8417 Social Science Building

Family Complexity, Poverty, and Public Policy Seminar Series
Down in Flames? Divorce and the Recession in the United States
Philip Cohen, Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland–College Park
Cosponsored with Center for Demography & Ecology
[PowerPoint presentation available in PDF format]

November 15, 2012

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Learning from Teen Childbearing Experiences of Close Friends: Evidence Using Miscarriages as a Natural Experiment
Jason Fletcher, Associate Professor of Public Health, Yale University
Cosponsored with La Follette School of Public Affairs

November 29, 2012

Meet the New Affiliate Seminar Series
The Expansion of the Penal System: A Consideration of Unanticipated Outcomes
Michael Massoglia, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin–Madison
[PowerPoint presentation available in PDF format]

December 6, 2012

IRP Visiting Scholars Seminar Series
Out of Jail and Off the Books: Employment and Child Support Arrangements among Former Inmates
Bryan Sykes, Assistant Professor of Sociology, DePaul University

December 13, 2012

Meet the New Affiliate Seminar Series
Hunger in a Devastated City: A Report on Food Scarcity in Detroit
Alice Goffman, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin–Madison

IRP Seminar Calendar, Spring 2013

January 24, 2013

Meet the New Affiliate Seminar Series
The Impact of Rebuilding Grants and Wage Subsidies on the Resettlement Choices of Hurricane Katrina Victims
Jesse Gregory, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin–Madison
[PowerPoint presentation available in PDF format]

January 31, 2013

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
The Educational and Distributional Consequences of Poor Infant Health: Evidence from a New Sample of 22,000 Twin Pairs
David Figlio, Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy and Economics, Northwestern University

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
12:15–1:30 p.m., 3470 William H. Sewell Social Sciences Building

IRP Visiting Scholars Seminar Series
The Dynamics of Poverty in the Six Main Metropolitan Regions of Brazil (1998–2009) – A Decomposition Analysis
Izete Pengo Bagolin, Program Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Development Economics & IRP Honorary Fellow, Catholic University of Rio Grande - Brazil
[PowerPoint presentation available in PDF format]

February 7, 2013

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Is Traditional College Aid Too Little, Too Late for Low-Income Students? First-Year Results from a Cluster Randomized Trial of an Early College Scholarship
Douglas N. Harris, Associate Professor of Economics and University Endowed Chair in Public Education, Tulane University, and IRP affiliate

February 14, 2013

Meet the New Affiliate Seminar Series
One-Strike Enforcement in Public Housing and Housing Security
Marah Curtis, Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Wisconsin–Madison
[PowerPoint Presentation available in PDF format]

February 21, 2013

Family Complexity, Poverty, and Public Policy Seminar Series
Maternal Re-Partnering, Parenting, and Child Well-Being
Lawrence M. Berger, Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Wisconsin–Madison
[PowerPoint Presentation available in PDF format]

February 28, 2013

Meet the New Affiliate Seminar Series
Mismatch and the Paternalistic Justification for Selective College Admissions
Eric Grodsky, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin–Madison

March 7, 2013

Meet the New Affiliate Seminar Series
Understanding the Determinants of Multidimensional Deprivation, with an Application Using the EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC)
John Mullahy, Professor of Population Health Sciences and La Follette School of Public Affairs, and Associate Director for Training, CDE, University of Wisconsin–Madison
[PowerPoint Presentation available in PDF format]

March 14, 2013

RIDGE Food Assistance Research Seminar Series
Food Assistance, Neighborhood Context, and Children's Weight Outcomes and Food Security
Taryn Morrissey, Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Policy, American University
[PowerPoint Presentation available in PDF format]

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
12:15–1:30 p.m., 3470 William H. Sewell Social Sciences Building

IRP Visiting Scholars Seminar Series
Measuring Multidimensional Poverty in the U.S.
Shatakshee Dhongde, Professor, School of Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology
[PowerPoint Presentation available in DPF format]

March 21, 2013

Family Complexity, Poverty, and Public Policy Seminar Series
Diverse Educational Pathways: Migrant Children in the United States and Mexico
Jennifer Glick, Director, Center for Population Dynamics, Arizona State University
Cosponsored with Center for Demography & Ecology

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
12:30-1:45 p.m., 8417 Social Science Building

Cosponsored Seminar with Center for Demography & Ecology, La Follette School of Public Affairs, and IRP
Restoring "Fiscal Democracy" & Securing a Brighter Future for Our Kids & the Nation
Eugene Steuerle, Richard B. Fisher chair and Institute Fellow, Urban Institute

April 4, 2013

Meet the New Affiliate Seminar Series
Single Mothers and Poverty in Japan: The Role of Living Arrangements
James Raymo, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wisconsin–Madison
[PowerPoint available in PDF format]

April 11, 2013

IRP Visiting Scholars Seminar Series
Re-Evaluating Assumptions About Behavior and Choice In Response to Public Assistance: A Behavioral Decision Analysis
Crystal Hall, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, University of Washington
[PowerPoint available in PDF format]

April 18, 2013

RIDGE Food Assistance Research Seminar Series
Changes in Family Structure and Child Food Insecurity
Daniel Miller, Assistant Professor of Human Behavior, Boston University
[PowerPoint Presentation available in PDF format]

April 25, 2013

Meet the New Affiliate Seminar Series
Unmarried Parents and Relationship Education
Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

May 2, 2013

Meet the New Affiliate Seminar Series
The Effect of Medicare Part D on the Quality of Pharmacotherapy for Bipolar Disorder among Dual Beneficiaries
Marguerite Burns, Assistant Professor at Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Please note: Ronald Mincy's talk on May 2 has been cancelled, and this one will take its place.

Other Seminars

Previous IRP Seminars

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