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"Current Research on the Low-Income Population"
Madison, WI
June 20-23, 2005
8417 Social Science Building


Session 1: New Research on New (and Old) Issues in Poverty Research

1:00-2:15 "Are There Treatment Duration Differences in the Seattle and Denver Income Maintenance Experiments?"
Mel Stephens, Carnegie Mellon University
2:15-3:30 "Understanding Divergent Views on Redistribution Policy in the United States"
Louise Keely, University of Wisconsin–Madison
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-5:00 "Consumption Inequality and Intra-Household Allocations"
Jeremy Lise and Shannon Seitz, Queen's University
5:00-6:15 "Measuring Leisure: Evidence from Five Decades of Time Use Surveys"
Mark Aguiar, Boston Federal Reserve Board, and Erik Hurst, Chicago Graduate School of Business


Session 2: New Research on Children and Child Well-Being

8:00-9:15 "Does Head Start Improve Long-Term Outcomes? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design"
Jens Ludwig, Georgetown University, and Douglas Miller, University of California, Davis
9:15-10:30 "Child Protection and Child Outcomes: Measuring the Effects of Foster Care"
Joe Doyle, MIT Sloan School of Management
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 "Maternal Time, Child Care, and Child Cognitive Development: The Case of Single Mothers"
Raquel Bernal, Northwestern University, and Michael Keane, Yale University

"The Impact of Family Income on Child Achievement"
Gordon Dahl, University of Rochester, and Lance Lochner, University of Western Ontario

Session 3: New Qualitative Research on Race and Inequality

2:00-3:15 "I Like Doing Things on My Own: The Ironies of Individualism among Black, Urban Poor Jobseekers"
Sandra Smith, University of California, Berkeley
3:15-3:30 Break

"The Impact of ‘Black’ Immigration on Native-born Black and White Race Relations"
Monica McDermott, Stanford University

4:45-6:00 "How Motherhood Changed My Life: Socioeconomic Disadvantage and the Social Meaning of Motherhood and Children"
Kathryn Edin, University of Pennsylvania, and Maria Kefalas, Saint Joseph's University


Session 4: Work Requirements, Skills, and Health Insurance

8:30-9:45 "Welfare Work Requirements with Paternalistic Government Preferences"
Robert Moffitt, Johns Hopkins University
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-11:15 "Understanding the GED"
James Heckman, Paul LaFontaine, Jora Stixrud, and Sergio Urzua, University of Chicago
11:15-12:30 "Household Search and Health Insurance Coverage"
Matthew Dey, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Christopher Flinn, New York University

Session 5: Migration and Immigration

1:30-2:45 "Mexican Immigration and Self-Selection: New Evidence from the 2000 Mexican Census"
Pablo Ibarraran, Inter-American Development Bank, and Darren Lubotsky, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-4:15 "Welfare-Induced Migration at State Borders: New Evidence from Micro-Data"
Terra McKinnish, University of Colorado at Boulder

Session 6: Teenage Labor Force Participation

4:15-5:30 "Explaining Cross-Racial Differences in Teenage Labor Force Participation: Results from a General Equilibrium Search Model"
Peter Arcidiacono, Alvin Murphy, and Omari Swinton, Duke University

Dinner and Roundtable
Location TBA

8:20-9:20 The New Deal in the United Kingdom
Mike Daly, Family and Disability Analysis Division; Work, Welfare and Equality Group


Session 7: Taxation and Employment

8:00-9:15 "The Mid-1990s EITC Expansion: Aggregate Labor Supply Effects and Economic Incidence"
Jesse Rothstein, Princeton University

"Examining of the Effect of the Earned Income Tax Credit on the Labor Market Participation of Families on Welfare"
V. Joseph Hotz, UCLA, Charles Mullin, Bates White, and John Karl Scholz, University of Wisconsin–Madison

10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 "Welfare Reform, Returns to Experience, and Wages: Using Reservation Wages to Account for Sample Selection Bias"
Jeffrey Grogger, University of Chicago
12:00-1:15 "The Use of Federal Employer Tax Credits by Temporary Help Service Firms and Their Implications for Disadvantaged Workers' Labor Market Outcomes"
Sarah Hamersma, University of Florida, and Carolyn Heinrich, University of Wisconsin–Madison

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