(Papers may be available from the authors)

"Current Research on the Low-Income Population"
Madison, WI
June 16-19, 2008
8417 Social Science Building


Session 1: Education and Poverty

1:00-2:15 “Teacher Quality in Educational Production: Tracking, Decay, and Student Achievement”
Jesse Rothstein, Princeton University
2:15-3:30 “Housing Wealth, Liquidity Constraints, and College Enrollment”
Michael Lovenheim, Stanford University
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-5:00 “Borrowing Constraints, College Aid, and Intergenerational Mobility”
Eric Hanushek, Stanford University (with Charles Ka Yui Leung and Kuzey Yilmaz)
5:00-6:15 “A Framework for the Analysis of Dynamic Treatment Effects: Grade Retention and Test Scores”
Salvador Navarro, University of Wisconsin–Madison (with Jane Cooley and Yuya Takahashi)


Session 2: Understanding Criminality

8:30-9:45 “Theory and Evidence on the Effects of Segregation on Crime Rates”
David Bjerk, Claremont-McKenna College
9:45-11:00 “The Effects of School Desegregation on Crime”
Jens Ludwig, University of Chicago (with David Weiner and Byron Lutz)
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:30 "Disability, Earnings, Income and Consumption"
Bruce Meyer, University of Chicago and Wallace K. C. Mok, Northwestern University

Session 3: Selected Topics

1:30-2:45 “Are Children 'Normal'?”
Seth Sanders, University of Maryland and Duke University
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-4:15 “Understanding the Effect of Higher Education on Long-Term Health Outcomes”
Elizabeth Bruch and Yu Xie, University of Michigan
4:15-5:30 “A Sequential Hazard Model of Sexual Initiation and Premarital First Births”
Larry Wu, New York University and Steven P. Martin, University of Maryland
Dinner & Roundtable
The University Club, 803 State Street
6:00-9:30 “Comparative International Research on Income and Well Being: Lessons Learned from 25 Years of the Luxembourg Income Study”
Timothy Smeeding, Syracuse University


Session 4: Welfare Reform in Other Places

8:30-9:45 “The Impact of the UK New Deal for Lone Parents on Benefit Receipt”
Jeffrey Smith, University of Michigan (with Peter Dolton and Joao Pedro Azevedo)
9:45-11:00 "Profiling the Plight of Disconnected Youth in America"
Thomas MaCurdy, Stanford University
11:00-11:15 Break

Session 5: Human Capital

11:15-12:30 “Beyond Signaling and Human Capital: Education and the Revelation of Ability”
Peter Arcidiacono, Duke University (with Patrick Bayer and Aurel Hizmo)
1:30-2:45 “Educational Assortative Mating in Two Generations”
Robert Mare, UCLA
2:45-4:00 “Evaluating the ‘Strategic Center’: Race-Ethnic Differences in Applying and Updating Educational Expectations”
Megan Andrew and Robert M. Hauser, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Lampman Memorial Lecture
Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Lee Lounge
4:30-6:00 "What Does it Mean to be Poor in a Rich Society?"
Robert Haveman, University of Wisconsin–Madison
6:00-7:00 Reception in the Pyle Center, Alumni Lounge


Session 6: Earnings Volatility

8:00-9:15 “Year-to-Year Variability in Workers Earnings and in Household Incomes: Estimates from Administrative Data”
Tom DeLeire, University of Wisconsin–Madison (with Molly Dahl and Jonathan Schwabish)
9:15-10:30 “Trends in Earnings Volatility in the U.S., 1969–2004”
Peter Gottschalk, Boston College, and Robert Moffitt, Johns Hopkins University
10:30-10:45 Break

Session 7: Human Capital, Part 2

10:45-12:00 “Reanalysis of the Perry Preschool Program”
James Heckman, Seong Moon, Rodrigo Ribeiro Pinto, Petr Savelev and Adam Yavitz, University of Chicago
12:00-1:15 “How Do Training Programs Assign Participants to Training? Characterizing the Assignment Rules of Government Agencies for Welfare-to-Work Programs in California”
Oscar Mitnik, University of Miami

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