University of Wisconsin–Madison

IRP Campus Researchers Presenting Their Research at APPAM Conference

Madison—A multidisciplinary group of Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) researchers and researchers-in-training from the University of Wisconsin–Madison will present their work on a wide range of poverty policy- and research-related issues at the 2018 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Annual Fall Research Conference November 8–10, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

The list below comprises the APPAM panels, presentations, symposia, and posters organized, chaired, discussed, and/or presented by IRP on-campus Affiliates, Postdoctoral Fellows (National Poverty Fellows), and Graduate Research Fellows.

Fenaba Addo: “Measuring the Racial Wealth Gap” and “The Varied Causes of Persistent and Rising Wealth Inequality.”

Judith Bartfeld: “Food Assistance and Outcomes,” and “Child Support and the Affordable Care Act: The Effect of Medicaid Expansions on Child Support Payments.”

Marguerite Burns: “Implementing Parity for Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment in Medicaid”; “Assessing the Impacts of Recent Health Insurance Policies for People with Disabilities”; “Implementing Parity for Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment in Medicaid”; “Medicaid Expansions and Socioeconomic Disparities”; “Public Health Insurance, Health Status, and Retirement Decisions.”

Maria Cancian: “What Should We Expect of Nonresident Fathers?”; “Potential Effects of a Self-Support Reserve in Wisconsin”; “Contemporary Issues in Child Support Policy.”

Michael Collins: “Exploring the Rise of Mortgage Borrowing Among Older Americans.”

Marah Curtis: “Housing Instability: Prevalence, Consequences, and Policy.”

Angela Aristizabal Guarin: “Potential Effects of a Self-Support Reserve in Wisconsin.”

Nicholas Hillman: “The Fund for Wisconsin Scholars: Effects on Postsecondary Outcomes.”

Leslie Hodges: “Do Unemployment Insurance Benefits Reduce Poverty and Material Hardships?”; “Potential Effects of a Self-Support Reserve in Wisconsin.”

Julia Isaacs: “Public Spending on Children: Patterns and Implications for Policy” and “How Would Spending on Children be Affected by the Proposed 2019 Budget?”

Emma Kahle Monahan: “How Does Income Instability Impact Parenting Behaviors? A Study of Families at-Risk for Child Maltreatment”; “Income Instability, Relationship Instability, and Welfare Benefit Receipt: Measuring within-Year Patterns and Associations of These Events in Low-Income Families.”

Daniel R. Meyer: “Work Barriers, Economic Instability, and the Role of Social and Housing Policies in Supporting Low-Income Families”; “Potential Effects of a Self-Support Reserve in Wisconsin”; “Contemporary Issues in Child Support Policy.”

Kathleen Moore: “Navigating Administrative Burdens: Federal Rules and Local Discretion in Administering the Housing Choice Voucher Program”; “Studies on TANF.”

Anita Mukherjee: “Effects of State and Federal Policies on Prescription Drug Costs and Utilization.”

Alex Schmidt: “The Fund for Wisconsin Scholars: Effects on Postsecondary Outcomes.”

Timothy Smeeding: “Is the War on Poverty Over?”; and “Child Poverty and Opportunities in Tax Policy: Reforming the Child Tax Credit (CTC) to Create a Universal Child Allowance.”

Yang Wang: “Risky Behaviors and Nutrition.”

John Witte: “Do Voucher Students Attain Higher Levels of Education? Extended Evidence from the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program.”

Barbara Wolfe: “The Fund for Wisconsin Scholars: Effects on Postsecondary Outcomes.”