Institute for Research on Poverty Affiliates, Fellows, and Graduate Research Fellows at APPAM Public Policy Research Conference

November 12, 2015

MADISON—A large contingent of Institute for Research on Poverty researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison across a range of disciplines are presenting their work at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management's (APPAM) Annual Fall Research Conference, the preeminent national policy- and management-research conference, taking place this year from November 12 through 14 in Miami, Florida.

The following list comprises the presentations and posters at the APPAM conference by campus Affiliates, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Graduate Research Fellows of the Institute for Research on Poverty:

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Marguerite Burns (Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Chair: "Can Local Policies Reduce Consumption of High Calorie Foods and Sugar Sweetened Beverages?" 8:30 AM-10:00 AM, Tuttle Prefunction (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Panel Paper (Presenter): "The Effects of Expanding Public Insurance on Utilization: Early Results from Wisconsin," 3:50 PM, Brickell Prefunction (Hyatt Regency Miami)

J. Michael Collins (Center for Financial Security, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Paper: "On the Measurement of Emergency Savings," 8:30 AM, Brickell Prefunction (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Panel Paper: "Impact of Finances 50+ Training Classes on Individuals' Financial Behaviors," 10:55 AM, Brickell Prefunction (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Marah A. Curtis (Social Work, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Discussant: "Using Data to Combat Homelessness: National and State Evidence," 8:30 AM-10:00 AM, Foster I (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Jason Fletcher (Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Paper: "Peer Effects of Obesity in Children and Implications for School Wellness Policies," 4:10 PM, Tuttle South (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Donna Friedsam (Population Health, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Paper: "The Effects of Expanding Public Insurance on Utilization: Early Results from Wisconsin," 3:50 PM, Brickell Prefunction (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Leah M. Gjerston (Graduate Research Fellow, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Paper (Presenter): "On the Measurement of Emergency Savings," 8:30 AM, Brickell Prefunction (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Lincoln Groves (IRP/ASPE/OPRE National Poverty Fellow, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Organizer: "The Efficacy of Higher Education Grant Programs," and Panel Paper (Presenter): "Federal Financial Aid, Educational Attainment, and Family Formation: Re-Examining the Social Security Student Benefit Program," 10:15 AM-11:45 AM, Tuttle North (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Ying-Chun Lin (IRP Graduate Research Fellow, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Paper (Presenter): "Classroom Quality and Children's Academic Skills in Child Care Centers: Understanding the Role of Teacher Qualifications," 3:50 PM, Brickell South (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Katherine Magnuson (IRP Associate Director, Social Work, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Paper: "Preventing Preschool Fadeout through Instructional Intervention in Kindergarten and First Grade," 1:45 PM, Brickell South (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Panel Paper: "Classroom Quality and Children's Academic Skills in Child Care Centers: Understanding the Role of Teacher Qualifications," 3:50 PM, Brickell South (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Donald Moynihan (Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Paper: "The Design and Practice of Integrating Evidence: The Connections Between Performance Management and Program Evaluation in the U.S. Federal Government," 10:35 AM, Pearson II (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Timothy Smeeding (Public Affairs and Economics, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Presenter: "SNAP Matters: How Food Stamps Affect Poverty, Health, and Well-Being," 9:30 AM, Zamora (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Discussant: "Families with Children in the Great Recession," 3:30 PM-5:00 PM, Merrick II (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Poster (With Colleagues): "Inequality in 3-D: Income, Consumption, and Wealth," Poster Session, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, Riverfront South/Central (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Friday, November 13, 2015

Kathryn Anne Edwards (Graduate Research Fellow, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Organizer: "How Do Public Safety Net Reductions Affect Well-Being? Examining the Impact of Benefit Cuts on Health, Earnings, and Private Transfers from Family," and Paper Presenter: "Who Helps the Unemployed? Young Workers' Receipt of Private Cash Transfers," 8:30 AM-10:00 AM, Zamora (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Rebecca Blank (Chancellor, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Lecture: "Managing Big Public Institutions: Stories from the Front Lines," 2015 Exemplar Awardee Lecture at the Membership & Awards Luncheon, 12:00 PM-1:15 PM, Jasmine (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Leah M. Gjerston (Graduate Research Fellow, University of Wisconsin–Madison)
Poster (Presenter): "Child Saving Accounts: A Cross-National Comparison of Polices in Canada and the United States," Poster Session, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, Riverfront South/Central (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Young Sun Joo (Graduate Research Fellow, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Poster (With Colleagues): "Understanding Neighborhood Context in Child Care Quality and Children's School Readiness," Poster Session, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, Riverfront South/Central (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Hana Lee (Graduate Research Fellow, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Poster (Presenter): "Associations between Early Childhood Exposure to Three Types of Intimate Partner Violence and Preschool-Aged Children's Behavioral and Cognitive Outcomes: Do Maternal Depression, Parental Stress, and Harsh Parenting Mediate the Associations?" Poster Session, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, Riverfront South/Central (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Ying-Chun Lin (Graduate Research Fellow, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Poster (Presenter): "Understanding Neighborhood Context in Child Care Quality and Children's School Readiness," Poster Session, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, Riverfront South/Central (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Katherine Magnuson (IRP Associate Director, Social Work, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Poster (With Colleagues): "Understanding Neighborhood Context in Child Care Quality and Children's School Readiness," Poster Session, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, Riverfront South/Central (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Sarah Halpern-Meekin (Human Development and Family Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Presenter: "For Love or Money?: How the EITC Affects the Living Arrangements of Single Mothers," 10:15 AM, President's Room (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Fei Men (Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Paper (Presenter): "Decomposing Gender Gap in Post-Divorce Food Security: The Role of Assets and Child Placement," 1:30 PM, Orchid B (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Daniel R. Meyer (Social Work, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Roundtable Speaker: "Child Support: The New Work Strategy," 1:30 PM-3:00 PM, Brickell North (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Timothy Smeeding (Public Affairs and Economics, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Speaker: "Inequality Solutions: A Roundtable Discussion of Sir Tony Atkinson's 2015 Book," 8:30 AM-10:00 AM, Brickell North (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Sharon Wolf (IRP/ASPE/OPRE National Poverty Fellow, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Discussant: "National and State Analyses of Family and Sick Leave Policies," 1:30 PM-3:00 PM, Merrick II (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Barbara Wolfe (Public Affairs, Economics, Population Health, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Paper (Presenter): "The Long Reach of Childhood Mental, Physical, and General Health Problems on the Labor Market Over the Life Cycle," 2:10 PM, Tuttle Prefunction (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Fenaba Addo (Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Paper: "Cross-Cohort Changes in Entry into First Marriage: Does Debt Matter, and Has This Association Changed Over Time?" 10:35 AM, Brickell South (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Lawrence Berger (IRP Director, Social Work, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Chair: "Father Involvement: Trends, Implications, and Opportunities," 8:30 AM-10:00 AM, Merrick I (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Discussant: "Family Stability and Parenting in the Great Recession," 1:45 PM-3:15 PM, Merrick I (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Marguerite Burns (Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Discussant: "Addressing Barriers to Care: New Avenues for Evidence-Based Health Policy," 8:30 AM-10:00 AM, Tuttle Prefunction (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Panel Paper (Presenter): "The Effect of Expanding Medicaid on Supplemental Security Income Program Participation," 1:45 PM, Tuttle South (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Marcia (Marcy) Carlson (Sociology, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Paper (Presenter): "Unmarried Fathers' Involvement and Children's Behavioral Outcomes," 8:30 AM, Merrick I (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Yiyu Chen (Graduate Research Fellow, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Paper: "Does Joint Legal Custody Engage Never-Married Fathers in Financial Support for Children?" 10:15 AM, Merrick I (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Panel Paper (Presenter): "Are Unions More Likely to Dissolve for Married and Cohabiting Parents during the Great Recession?" 1:45 PM, Merrick I (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Kathryn Anne Edwards (Graduate Research Fellow, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Poster (With Colleagues): "Moonlighting to Make Ends Meet: The Impact of Multiple Job Holding on Family Economic Wellbeing," Poster Session & Luncheon, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM, Riverfront South/Central (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Panel Paper: "Estimating the Effect of Late Life Income on Intergenerational Transfers," 1:45 PM, Tequesta (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Jason Fletcher (Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Paper: "Is the Top College Best for All Students? Evidence from Texas," 1:45 PM, Hibiscus (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Robert Haveman (Economics, Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Paper: "The Effect of Housing Voucher Receipt on Student Achievement and Attainment: Evidence from Wisconsin," 10:35 AM, Miami Lecture Hall (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Daniel R. Meyer (Social Work, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Organizer: "Fathers and Child Support: What's Associated with Payments and What Are Their Effects," and Panel Paper (Presenter): "Does Joint Legal Custody Engage Never-Married Fathers in Financial Support for Children?" 10:15 AM-11:45 AM, Merrick I (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Hannah Miller (Sociology, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Paper: "The Effect of Housing Voucher Receipt on Student Achievement and Attainment: Evidence from Wisconsin," 10:35 AM, Miami Lecture Hall (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Donald Moynihan (Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Paper (Presenter): "Biases and Governing: Experimental Evidence from Elected Officials' Use of Performance Data," 10:35 AM, Tuttle Center (Hyatt Regency Miami)

David J. Pate, Jr. (Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and IRP Affiliated Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Discussant: "Fathers and Child Support: What's Associated with Payments and What Are Their Effects?" 10:15 AM-11:45 AM, Merrick I (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Seth Pollak (Psychology, Anthropology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Paper: "Child Poverty and Scholastic Success: The Mediating Effect of the Brain," 2:25 PM, Zamora (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Kegon Teng Kok Tan (Graduate Research Fellow, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Paper (Presenter): "Estimating the Effect of Late Life Income on Intergenerational Transfers," 1:45 PM, Tequesta (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Edward D. Vargas (Health Policy Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Paper (Presenter): "Immigration and Health in Latinos: How Deportations Are Linked to Child Mental Health Problems," 8:50 AM, Stanford (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Discussant: "Latino Immigration: Policy and Outcomes," and Panel Paper: "Latino's Connections to Immigrants: How Knowing a Deportee Impacts Latino Health," 10:15 AM-11:45 AM, Stanford (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Panel Paper (Presenter): "Child Health in Mixed-Status Latino Families: How Immigration Policy Impacts Child Health," 2:25 PM, Stanford (Hyatt Regency Miami)

John Witte (Political Science and Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Paper (Presenter): "School Choice, College Enrollment, and Persistence: Evidence from the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program," 10:55 AM, Flamingo (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Panel Discussant: "The Latest Evidence on Charter Schools: Selection, Effectiveness, Best Practices and Systemic Effects," 1:45 PM-3:15 PM, Tuttle Center (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Sharon Wolf (IRP/ASPE/OPRE National Poverty Fellow, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Paper: "Examining the Intersections of Economic Instability, Child Care, and Parenting During and After the Great Recession," 2:25 PM, Brickell North, (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Barbara Wolfe (Public Affairs, Economics, Population Health, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Panel Paper: "The Effect of Housing Voucher Receipt on Student Achievement and Attainment: Evidence from Wisconsin," 10:35 AM, Miami Lecture Hall (Hyatt Regency Miami)

Panel Paper: "Child Poverty and Scholastic Success: The Mediating Effect of the Brain," 2:25 PM, Zamora (Hyatt Regency Miami)

See the full APPAM conference schedule and presentation abstracts here.

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—Deborah Johnson, deborah.johnson@wisc.edu, (608) 262-7779