2006 IRP-USDA Small Grants Workshop

An annual workshop providing the opportunity for current grant recipients to present preliminary research results on hunger and food insecurity. This event is open to the public.

Format: Each presentation lasts 50 minutes: 25 minutes for presentation, 5 minutes for graduate student discussant, 10 minutes for senior discussant, and 10 minutes open discussion.

2006 IRP-USDA Small Grants Workshop
8417 Social Science Building
April 21, 2006

8:45-9:00 Welcoming remarks: Maria Cancian
9:00-9:25 Neil Bania, University of Oregon, and Laura Leete, Willamette University
“Income Volatility, Food Insufficiency, and Food Stamp Receipt in the U.S.: The Effect of Welfare Reform”
9:25-9:30 Discussant No. 1: Shawn Cassiman, School of Social Work
9:30-9:40 Discussant No. 2: Katherine Magnuson, School of Social Work
9:40-9:50 Open discussion
9:50-10:15 Craig Gundersen and Brent Kreider, Iowa State University
“How Sensitive Are Inferences about Relationships between Food Stamps and Food Insecurity to Reporting Error?”
10:15-10:20 Discussant No.1: Hugette Sun, Department of Economics
10:20-10:30 Discusssant No. 2: John Karl Scholz, Department of Economics
10:30-10:40 Open discussion
10:40-11:00 Break
11:00-11:25 Ted Joyce and Cristina Yunzal, Baruch College, City University of New York
“Does Greater Exposure to WIC Affect Maternal Behavior and Improve Infant Health? Evidence from the Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System”
11:25-11:30 Discussant No.1: Seth Gitter, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
11:30-11:40 Discussant No. 2: Barbara Wolfe, Departments of Economics and Population Health Sciences
11:40-11:50 Open discussion
11:50-12:15 Haiyong Liu, Department of Economics, East Carolina University
“Growing Up Poor and Weight Problems”
12:15-12:20 Discussant No.1: Hau Chyi, Department of Economics
12:20-12:30 Discussant No. 2: Lawrence Berger, School of Social Work
12:30-1:45 Open discussion, closing remarks