2004–2005 IRP Seminars

2004–2005 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:

Inequality: Causes and Consequences
The causes and consequences of inequality in America are the subject of an interdisciplinary series that brings a distinguished group of scholars from other universities to the UW-Madison campus.

Wisconsin Welfare Reform: Two Views

IRP Seminar Calendar, Spring 2005

February 3, 2005

The Effect of Employer Initiated Criminal Background Checks on Hiring Ex-Offenders
Michael Stoll, Associate Professor of Policy Studies, UCLA, and IRP Affiliate

February 10, 2005

TANF's High Performance Bonus
Michael Wiseman, George Washington Institute of Public Policy, George Washington University

February 17, 2005

Major Life Events and the Risk of a Child Maltreatment Investigation
Marla McDaniel, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Social Work, Columbia University; IRP Visiting Scholar

March 3, 2005

An Economic Analysis of Co-Parenting Choices: Single Parent, Visiting Father, Cohabitation, Marriage
Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman, Department of Economics, San Diego State University

March 9, 2005 (Wednesday, 2-4 pm, 8411 Social Science Bldg.)

Oh No! Oh Yes! Racial Disparities in Welfare Programs and Potential Agency Solutions
Susan T. Gooden, Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University, IRP Visiting Scholar

March 10, 2005: Seminar has been cancelled

William Darity, Jr., will not be able to travel to Madison on this date.

March 17, 2005

Wealth and the Extended Family: Evidence from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics
Ngina Chiteji, Department of Economics, Skidmore College, IRP Visiting Scholar

April 14, 2005

Social Inequality
Kathryn Neckerman, Associate Director, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University

April 28, 2005

Assessing Parenting Behaviors across Racial Groups: Implications for the Child Welfare System
Lawrence Berger, School of Social Work and IRP Affiliate, University of Wisconsin-Madison

May 5, 2005

The Role of Research and Analysis in the Policy Environment
Dr. Michael O'Grady, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services. An IRP special seminar.

IRP Seminar Calendar, Fall 2004

September 23, 2004

Understanding Preferences for Income Redistribution
Louise Keely, Department of Economics and IRP Affiliate, University of Wisconsin-Madison

September 30, 2004

American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare
Jason DeParle, New York Times

October 14, 2004

What Does Increased Economic Inequality Imply about the Future Level and Dispersion of Human Capital?
Barbara Wolfe, Departments of Economics, Population Health Sciences, Public Affairs, and IRP Affiliate, University of Wisconsin-Madison

October 21, 2004

Government Matters: Welfare Reform in Wisconsin
Lawrence Mead, Department of Politics, New York University

November 5, 2004 (Friday)

Inequality in America: What Role for Human Capital Policies?
James Heckman, Department of Economics, University of Chicago

November 11, 2004

Distribution of Ability and of Earnings in a Hierarchical Job Assignment Model
Glenn C. Loury, Department of Economics and Institute on Race and Social Division, Boston University

November 18, 2004

The Risk Factor: The Growing Economic Insecurity of American Families
Jacob Hacker, Department of Political Science, Yale University

December 9, 2004

Welfare Receipt, Parental Work, and Children's Health Insurance Gaps: Effects on Low-Income Children's Health Outcomes
Kristen Shook Slack, School of Social Work and IRP Affiliate, University of Wisconsin-Madison

December 16, 2004 (Room 8411 Social Science Bldg.)

Using Australian Data to Construct Equivalence Scales
Robert Breunig, Senior Lecturer, School of Economics, and Senior Research Fellow, Economics Program, Research School of Social Sciences, The Australian National University

Other Seminars