UC Davis Poverty Research and Policy Summit
Despite the slow emergence from the Great Recession in the U.S., inequality and poverty remain major dilemmas for the state and nation. The UC Davis Poverty Research and Policy Summit will bring together researchers, policymakers, practitioners and advocates to summarize and discuss the state of poverty research and public policy over the past decade, and how research can better inform policy in the decade to come. Sessions will follow four key areas of research and policy: labor markets and poverty, the state of the safety net, children and the intergenerational transmission of poverty, and the intersections of poverty and immigration.
Congressman John Garamendi, United States Representative, California’s 3rd District
Labor Markets and Poverty in the U.S.: Basic Facts, Policy and Research Needs
Ann Stevens, Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Poverty Research; Interim Dean, Graduate School of Management
Lessons About the Safety Net: Evidence From The Research Community
Marianne Bitler, Professor of Economics
Children and the Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty: Research Frontiers and Policy Implications
Marianne Page, Professor of Economics and Deputy Director, Center for Poverty Research
Ross Thompson, Professor of Psychology
The Poverty and Wellbeing of Unauthorized Immigrant Children and Children in Mixed Status Families
Erin Hamilton, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Immigrants, Poverty and Welfare: How Do They Fare, How Do They Affect Natives?
Giovanni Peri, Chair and Professor, Department of Economics