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Inequality Summer Institute 2002

Harvard University
June 19-20, 2002


 

W e l c o m e. . .
Welcome to our web site for the Inequality Summer Institute 2002, a workshop of the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy. 

John F. Kennedy School of Government, Taubman Building



A g e n d a
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

8:30- 9:00 AM

 Continental Breakfast: Taubman Dining Room (5 th Fl)

9:00-10-30 AM

SESSION I: PATTERNS OF CHANGE

Moderator:David T. Ellwood ( Kennedy School of Government)

 

  • R. Kent Weaver (The Brookings Institution)
    ”Gaining Ground? State Decision-making in the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Program”
  • Jeffrey Liebman ( Kennedy School of Government)
    ”Moving to Opportunity : The Five Year Interim Study”

10:30-10:45 AM

Break

10:45-12:15 PM

SESSION II: LABOR MARKET PATHWAYS

Moderator: Christopher Jencks ( Kennedy School of Government)

 

  • Helen Connolly, Peter Gottschalk, and Katherine Newman
    (Economics, Boston College and Kennedy School of Government)
    ”Wage Trajectories of Workers in Poor Households: The National Experience”
  • Harry J. Holzer (Georgetown Public Policy Institute)
    ”Recent Trends in Employment Outcomes Among Young Black Men” (with Paul Offner)

12:15-2:00 PM

Lunch: Taubman Dining Room and 5 th floor balcony

2:00-3:30 PM

SESSION III: FAMILIES OVER TIME

Moderator: Christopher Winship (Sociology, Harvard University )

 

  • David T. Ellwood ( Kennedy School of Government)
    "The Growing Differences in Family Structure: What Do We Know?
    Where Do We Look for Answers?” (with Christopher Jencks)
  • Susan E. Mayer ( Harris School , University of Chicago )
    ”Like Mother, Like Daughter: Does SES Account for the Intergenerational Correlation of Economic and Social Status?” (with Greg Duncan and Ariel Kalil)

3:30-3:45 PM

Break

3:45-4:30 PM

SESSION IV: RACE AND RIGHTS

Moderator: Katherine S. Newman ( Kennedy School of Government)

 

  • Kim M. Williams ( Kennedy School of Government)
    ”Civil Rights Enforcement and Racial Change”

4:30-6:30 PM

Reception and barbecue in the Kennedy School Courtyard


THURSDAY, JUNE 20

8:30- 9:00 AM

 Continental Breakfast: Taubman Dining Room (5 th Fl)

9:00-10:30 AM

SESSION V: WELFARE, CHILDREN, and FAMILIES:

A THREE CITY STUDY

Moderator: Lawrence M. Mead (Politics, New York University )

 

  • Andrew Cherlin (Sociology, The Johns Hopkins University )
    ”Welfare, Poverty, and Marriage”
  • Robert Moffitt (Economics, The Johns Hopkins University )
    ”Getting By On and Off Welfare: Income Composition after Welfare Reform”

10:30-10:45 AM

Break

10:45-12:15 PM

SESSION VI: WOMEN’S EMPLOYMENT STUDY
Moderator: Christopher Jencks
(Kennedy School of Government)

 

  • Sandra Danziger and Sheldon Danziger ( School of Social Work , University of Michigan )
    ”Barriers to the Employment of Current and Former Welfare Recipients: A Review of Research Lessons and Policy Challenges”

12:15-2:00 PM

Lunch: Taubman Dining Room and 5 th floor balcony

2:00-3:30 PM

SESSION VII: FRAGILE FAMILIES and CHILD WELL-BEING STUDY

Moderator: Katherine S. Newman ( Kennedy School of Government)

 

  • Kathryn Edin and Christina Gibson (Sociology, Northwestern University and Princeton Center for Research on Child Wellbeing)
    ”High Hopes and Higher Expectations: Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Data from Fragile Families Couples to Understand How Poor Couples View Cohabitation and Marriage” (with Sara McLanahan)
  • Ronald B. Mincy ( School of Social Work , Columbia University )
    ”Revisiting Jacob’s Ladder”

3:30-3:45 PM

Break

3:45-4:30 PM

SESSION VIII: MAKING CONNECTIONS
Moderator: Katherine S. Newman
( Kennedy School of Government)

 

  • Roberto Fernandez ( MIT Sloan School of Management)
    ”Networks, Race, and Poverty”

 

 

 

 

 

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