Promising Programs to Reduce the Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty: Research on the Early Years of Life Conference Agenda

April 21–22, 2016, Madison, WI


Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty: What Do We Know?

Intergenerational Transmission of Income Inequality: What Have We Learned, and What Do We Still Want to Find Out
Gary Solon, University of Arizona

Panel #1: Poverty and Parenting Young Children

Katherine Magnuson, University of Wisconsin–Madison (Moderator)

The Role of Parenting in the Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty
Ariel Kalil, University of Chicago

Income and Child Maltreatment in Unmarried Families: Evidence from the Earned Income Tax Credit
Lawrence Berger, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Promoting School Readiness through Parent Engagement: Evidence from Two Programs for Low-Income Families
Helena Duch, Columbia University

Panel #2: Poverty and K-8 Schooling

Eric Grodsky, University of Wisconsin–Madison (Moderator)

K-8 Programs to Reduce the Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty: A Review
George Farkas, University of California, Irvine

Intervention at the Starting Gate: The Impact of Full-day Kindergarten on Achievement Gaps
Chloe Gibbs, University of Notre Dame

Administrative Complexity as a Barrier to School Choice: Evidence from New York City
Jen Jennings, New York University

Dynamic Complementarity In Human Capital Investments and Their Long-Run Impacts: Evidence From Head Start And Public School Spending
Rucker Johnson, University of California, Berkeley

Panel #3: Poverty and Extra-Familial Spaces and Contexts

Jason Fletcher, University of Wisconsin–Madison (Moderator)

Neighborhood and Metropolis in the Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty
Lincoln Quillian, Northwestern University

School Context, Segregation and Inequality
David Deming, Harvard University

Does Schooling Increase or Reduce Social Inequality?
Stephen Raudenbush, University of Chicago

Dinner Presentation
Thinking about Intergenerational Mobility in the 21st Century
Steven Durlauf, Kenneth J. Arrow Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin–Madison


Panel #4: Poverty and Childhood Health

Barbara Wolfe, University of Wisconsin–Madison (Moderator)

Overview of Poverty and Childhood Health
Anna Aizer, Brown University

The Simultaneous Effects of Poverty and Child Health on Children's Cognitive Development
Margot Jackson, Brown University

Early Life Medicaid Coverage and Intergenerational Economic Mobility
Rourke O’Brien, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Inequality Before Birth: The Developmental Consequences of Environmental Toxicants
Claudia Persico, Northwestern University

Panel #5: Poverty and Early Care and Education

Katherine Magnuson, University of Wisconsin–Madison (Moderator)

Early Childhood Policies and the Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty
Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University

What is `high quality' Early Care and Education?
Terri Sabol, Northwestern University

Can It Work Outside The Public Schools? Scaling Out the Boston Public Schools' Prekindergarten Model to Community-Based Preschools
Christina Weiland, University of Michigan

Wrap Up: Lessons Learned and Promising Directions for New Research

Ron Haskins, Brookings Institute