(Please note that participation is by invitation only. For more information please contact Dana Connelly at (dana.connelly@wisc.edu.)

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2016 IRP Summer Research Workshop

Current Research on the Low-Income Population
June 20-23, 2016
2339 Grainger Hall
975 University Avenue
Madison, WI


Session #1: Children
12:00–1:15 Dissolution, Conflict and Children's Developmental Outcomes
David Ribar, Claire Thibout, University of Melbourne; and Seth Sanders, Duke University
1:15–2:30 Religion and Depression in Adolescence
Jane Cooley Fruehwirth, University of North Carolina; Sriya Iyer, University of Cambridge; and Anwen Zhang, London School of Economics and Political Science
2:30–2:45 Break
Session #2: Health
2:45–4:00 Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Part-time Employment: Early Evidence
Marcus Dillender, Susan Houseman, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research; and Carolyn Heinrich, Vanderbilt University
4:00–5:15 Heterogeneous Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Labor Markets
Naoki Aizawa, University of Minnesota and Chao Fu, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Dinner on your own
Session #3: Employment and Training
8:00–8:30 Breakfast, 2339 Grainger Hall
8:30–9:45 The Efects of Training Incidence and Duration on Labor Market Transitions
Bernd Fitzenberger, Humboldt-University Berlin and ZEW; Aderonke Osikominu, University of Hohenheim; and Marie Paul, University of Duisburg-Essen
9:45–11:00 Providing Public Workforce Services to Job Seekers: 15-Month Impact Findings on the WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs
Ronald D'Amico, Social Policy Research Associates; Paul Burkander, Kenneth Fortson, Annalisa Mastri, Sheena McConnell, Linda Rosenberg, Dana Rotz, and Peter Schochet, Mathematica Policy Research Institute
11:00–11:15 Break
11:15–12:30 Cyclical and Market Determinants of Involuntary Part-Time Employment
Leila Bengali, Yale University; Robert G. Valletta and Catherine van der List, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
12:30–1:30 Lunch (discussion continues)
Session #4: Education
1:30–2:45 The Gap within the Gap: Using Longitudinal Data to Understand Gaps in Educational Outcomes
Susan Dynarski and Kathy Michelmore, University of Michigan
2:45–4:00 Can Targeted Information Affect Academic Performance and Borrowing Behavior for College Students? Evidence from Administrative Data
Maximilian Schmeiser, Amazon Lending; Christiana Stoddard, and Carly Urban, Montana State University
4:00–4:15 Break
Session #5: IRP 50th Anniversary Panel
4:15–5:30 Poverty Research Questions for the Next Decade
Moderators: Lonnie Berger and Carolyn Heinrich
Panelists: Katherine Magnuson, Bruce Meyer, David Pate, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Tim Smeeding
Reception, Evening Presentation & Dinner, Fluno Center, Skyview Room, 601 University Avenue
5:30–6:00 Reception
6:00–7:00 Presentation: Making a Difference over 50 Years
Rebecca Blank, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin–Madison
7:00 Dinner
7:45–8:15 Breakfast, 2339 Grainger Hall
Session #6: Crime
8:15–9:30 Using a Ratio Test to Estimate Racial Differences in Wrongful Conviction Rates
David Bjerk and Eric Helland, Claremont McKenna College
9:30–10:45 Ban the Box, Criminal Records, and Statistical Discrimination: A Field Experiment
Amanda Agan, Princeton University; and Sonja Starr, University of Michigan
10:45–11:00 Break
11:00–12:15 Does "banning the box" Help or Hurt Low-Skilled Workers?: Statistical Discrimination and Employment Outcomes When Criminal Histories are Hidden
Jennifer Doleac, University of Virginia; and Benjamin Hansen, University of Oregon
12:15–1:15 Lunch (discussion continues)
1:15–2:30 Separating State Dependence, Experience, and Heterogeneity in a Model of Youth Crime and Education
Maria Antonella Mancino, University of Western Ontario; Salvador Navarro, University of Western Ontario; and David A. Rivers, University of Western Ontario
2:30–2:45 Break
Session #7: Early Human Capital Investments
2:45–4:00 Dynamic Complementarity in Human Capital Investments and their Long-Run Impacts: Evidence from Head Start and Public School Spending
Kirabo Jackson, Northwestern University; and Rucker C. Johnson, University of California-Berkeley
4:00–5:15 Persistence and Fadeout in the Impacts of Child and Adolescent Interventions
Drew Bailey, Greg J. Duncan, Winnie Yu, University of California, Irvine; and Candice Odgers, Duke University
Dinner on your own
7:45–8:15 Breakfast, 2339 Grainger Hall
Session #8: Education
8:15–9:30 Decentralized Governance and the Quality of School Leadership
Derek Laing, Syracuse University; Steven G. Rivkin, Jeffrey C. Schiman, and Jason Ward, University of Illinois at Chicago
9:30–10:45 Educational Opportunity for All? A Field Experiment on Discrimination in Public Schools of Choice (abstact of paper)
Peter Bergman, Columbia University; and Isaac McFarlin, University of Florida
10:45–11:15 Break/Working Lunch (during last two presentations)
11:15–12:30 Returns to Investments in Human Capital, Within and Across Countries
Rafael de Hoyos, World Bank; John Kennan, University of Wisconsin–Madison; and Rebecca Lessem, Carnegie-Mellon University
12:30–1:45 School Finance Reform and the Distribution of Student Achievement
Julien Lafortune, Jesse Rothstein, University of California, Berkeley; and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Northwestern University
1:45–2:00 Closing remarks and discussion (meeting adjourns)