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War on Poverty Conference

The “War on Poverty” was launched fifty years ago this January, 2014. To mark this event, the Center for Poverty Research will be holding a conference from Thursday, January 9 – Friday, January 10th, 2014 on the UC Davis Campus.

Registration for this conference is closed. If you are still interested in attending, please email your request to povertycenter@ucdavis.edu. Please include the day(s) you would like to attend.

Day 1

“I’m for Grandma”: The War on Poverty, the Budget, and LBJ’s Economic Vision
Presented by Kent Germany, University of South Carolina
Discussed by Price Fishback, University of Arizona

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The Impacts of 50 Years of the Food Stamp Program
Presented by Hilary Hoynes, University of California, Berkeley
Discussed by Maya Rossin-Slater, University of California, Santa Barbara

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Health Insurance, Hospital Utilization and Mortality: Evidence from Medicare’s Origins
Presented by Kenneth Chay, Brown University
Discussed by Douglas Miller, University of California, Davis

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Winning the War: Poverty from the Great Society to the Great Recession
Presented by James Sullivan, Notre Dame University
Discussed by Thesia Garner, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Day 2

How We Fought the War on Poverty: A Quantitative History
Presented by Martha Bailey, University of Michigan
Discussed by Gavin Wright, Stanford University

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Nutrition and Cognitive Achievement: An Evaluation of the School Breakfast Program
Presented by David Frisvold, Emory University
Discussed by Chloe Gibbs, University of Virginia

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The History and Legacy of Title I
Presented by Sarah Reber, University of California, Los Angeles
Discussed by Sean Reardon, Stanford University

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Long Run Puzzles in Head Start Research
Presented by Douglas Miller, University of California, Davis
Discussed by 
Greg Duncan, University of California, Irvine
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