(Please note that participation is by invitation only. For more information please contact Coreen Williams at cwilliam@ssc.wisc.edu.)

"Current Research on the Low-Income Population"
June 20-23, 2011
Room 2520, Grainger Hall
975 University Avenue
Madison, WI


Session #1: Race, Ethnicity, and Poverty

12:00-1:15 New Destinations, New Trajectories? The Educational Progress of Hispanic Youth in North Carolina
Jacob Vigdor, Duke University
1:15-2:30 Migration Experience and Earnings in the Mexican Labor Market
Kevin Thom, New York University
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:00 Maternal Race and Black Outcomes
Peter Arcidiacono, Duke University
4:00-5:15 Does Less Income Mean Less Representation?
Ebonya Washington, Yale University
Dinner on your own


Session #2: Crime

8:30-9:45 Effects of Juvenile Incarceration: Evidence from Randomly-Assigned Judges
Joseph Doyle, MIT
9:45-11:00 Has the U.S. Prison Boom Changed the Age Distribution of the Prison Population?
Shawn Bushway, SUNY at Albany
11:00-11:15 Break

Session #3: Education

11:15-12:30 School Context and the Gender Gap in Educational Achievement and Gender Differences in the Effect of Peer SES: Evidence from a Second Quasi-Experimental Case Study
Thomas DiPrete, University of Wisconsin–Madison
12:30-1:30 Catered lunch (discussion continues)
1:30-2:45 Evaluating School Performance Using Longer-Term Measures of Student Outcomes
David Deming, Carnegie Mellon University
2:45-4:00 Quantile Treatment Effects of College Quality on Earnings: Evidence from Administrative Data in Texas
Rodney Andrews, University of Texas at Dallas
Lampman Memorial Lecture
Grainger Hall, 975 University Avenue, Plenary Room, Room 1310
4:30-6:00 Poverty and Poor Health: Can Health Care Reform Break the Link?
Barbara Wolfe, University of Wisconsin–Madison
6:00-7:00 Reception in the Atrium
Dinner on your own


Session #4: Long-Term Effects of the War on Poverty

8:00-9:15 The War on Poverty’s Experiment in Public Medicine: Community Health Centers and the Mortality of Older Americans
Martha J. Bailey, University of Michigan
9:15-10:30 The Appalachian Regional Development Act and Economic Change
James Ziliak, University of Kentucky
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Federal Aid and Equality of Educational Opportunity: Evidence from the Introduction of Title I in the South
Elizabeth Cascio, Dartmouth College
12:00-1:15 Childhood Exposure to the Food Stamp Program: Long-Run Health and Economic Outcomes
Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Northwestern University
1:15-2:15 Catered lunch (discussion continues)

Session #5: Social Policies and Their Effects

2:15-3:30 Effects of Prenatal Poverty on Infant Health: State Earned Income Tax Credits and Birth Weight
Kate Strully, SUNY at Albany
3:30-4:45 Bounds on Average and Quantile Treatment Effects of Job Corps Training on Participants' Wages
Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, University of Florida
4:45-5:00 Break
5:00-6:15 Universal-Free and Eligibility-Based School Breakfast Programs in Guilford County, North Carolina: Student Outcomes
David Ribar, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Dinner & Roundtable
Porta Bella Restaurant, 425 North Frances Street
7:00-9:30 Family Rewards: A Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Pilot Program in NYC
James Riccio, MDRC


Session #6: Miscellaneous Topics

8:00-9:15 How (and Why) Sociologists Should Care About Heritability: Evidence from Misclassified Twins
Dalton Conley, New York University
9:15-10:30 Post-Secondary Attendance by Parental Income in the U.S. and Canada: What Role for Financial Aid Policy?
Lance Lochner, University of Western Ontario
10:30-11:00 Break (lunch will be served during the next two talks)
11:00-12:15 Assessing the Changing Relationship between Food Stamps and Work
Jonathan Schwabish and Gregory Acs, Congressional Budget Office
12:15-1:30 Dynamic Optimization in Models for State Panel Data: A Cohort Panel Data Model of the Effects of Divorce Laws on Divorce Rates
Marjorie McElroy, Duke University
1:30-2:00 Closing remarks and discussion

Financial support for the workshop is provided by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The opinions and conclusions expressed at the Workshop are solely those of the author(s) and should not be construed as representing the opinions or policy of any agency of the Federal government.

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