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"Current Research on the Low-Income Population"
Madison, WI
June 19-22, 2006
8417 Social Science Building


Session 1: Evaluation and Training Programs

1:00-2:15 "Are Program Participants Good Evaluators?"
Jeff Smith, University of Michigan, Alexander Whalley, University of Maryland, and Nathaniel Wilcox, University of Houston
2:15-3:30 "Does Job Corps Work? Impact and Benefit-Cost Findings from the National Job Corps Study"
Peter Schochet, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-5:00 "Are Training Programmes More Effective When Unemployment is High?"
Michael Lechner and Conny Wunsch, University of St. Gallen
5:00-6:15 "Get Training or Wait? Long-Run Employment Effects of Training Programs for the Unemployed in West Germany"
Bernd Fitzenberger (with A. Osikominu & R. Volter), Goethe University

Dinner and Roundtable
Ameritech Lounge, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street

8:20-9:20 "Ready4Work: An Ex-prisoner Re-entry Initiative"
Brent Orrell, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and External Relations, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services


Session 2: Consumption, Poverty, and Wealth

8:30-9:45 "Three Decades of Consumption and Income Poverty"
Bruce Meyer, University of Chicago, and James Sullivan, University of Notre Dame
9:45-11:00 "Children and Household Wealth"
Anath Seshadri and John Karl Scholz, University of Wisconsin–Madison
11:00-11:15 Break

Session 3: Intergenerational Mobility

11:15-12:30 “Intergenerational Mobility, Careers, and Task-Specific Human Capital”
Ted Mouw and Arne Kalleberg, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Session 4: Inequality, Fatherhood, and Gender

1:30-2:45 "Income and Digital Inequalities in the United States"
Salvador Rivas and Jeremy Freese, University of Wisconsin–Madison
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-4:15 "Fatherhood, Employment, and Economic Well-Being"
Rebecca Glauber, New York University
4:15-5:30 "Gendered Reciprocity: Work Discontent and the Household Production of Health"
Ross Stolzenberg, University of Chicago, and Kristi Williams, Ohio State University


Session 5: Early Life and Schools

8:30-9:45 "The Influence of Early Life Events on Health, Human Capital Accumulation, and Labor Market"
Rucker Johnson, University of California, Berkeley, and Robert Schoeni, University of Michigan
9:45-11:00 “School Readiness and Later Achievement”
Greg Duncan, Northwestern University
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:30 “The Production of Cognitive Achievement in Children: Home, School, and Racial Test Score Gaps”
Petra Todd and Ken Wolpin, University of Pennsylvania
1:30-2:45 "The Academic Achievement Gap in Grades 3–8"
Jake Vigdor, Charles Clotfelter, and Helen Ladd, Duke University
2:45-4:00 “School Quality and the Black-White Achievement Gap”
Eric Hanushek, Stanford University, and Steve Rivkin, Amherst College
4:00-4:15 Break
4:15-5:30 "Estimating the Technology of Cognitive and Noncognitive Skill Formation"
James Heckman, University of Chicago


Session 6: Welfare Research

8:30-9:45 "The Effect of Specific Welfare Policies on Poverty"
Signe-Mary McKernan and Caroline Ratcliffe, Urban Institute
9:45-11:00 "Analyzing Movements over Time in Employment Status and Welfare Participation while Controlling for Seam Bias using SIPP"
John Ham, University of Southern California, Xianghong Li, York University, and Lara Shore-Sheppard, Williams College
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:30 "Food Insufficiency, Food Stamp Participation, and Mental Health"
Colleen Heflin and James Ziliak, University of Kentucky
12:30-1:45 "The Introduction of the Food Stamp Program: Impacts on Food Consumption and Nutrition"
Diane Whitemore Schanzenbach, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and Hilary Hoynes, University of California, Davis

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