Ron Haskins is a Senior Fellow and holds the Cabot Family Chair in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, where he co-directs the Center on Children and Families. He is also a senior consultant at the Annie E. Casey Foundation and was the President of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management in 2016. Haskins is the co-author of Show Me the Evidence: Obama’s Fight for Rigor and Evidence in Social Policy (2015) and the author of Work over Welfare: The Inside Story of the 1996 Welfare Reform Law (2006).
Andrew Barr is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Texas A&M University who focuses on understanding the effects of education policies on disadvantaged and non-traditional student populations. Much of his research focuses on understanding the role of financial and informational factors in the college enrollment decisions and related labor market outcomes of military veterans and displaced workers. More recent work focuses on the effects of early childhood interventions. Barr holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Virginia.
Danny Yagan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California Berkeley and a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He earned a BA summa cum laude and a PhD in economics from Harvard University and completed a post-doc at UC Berkeley. He works in public and labor economics focusing on education quality and access, capital taxes, and inequality in recovery from the great recession.
Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation and is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Her research has focused on why people succeed and how to foster success. She has held professorships at Columbia and Harvard Universities, has lectured all over the world, and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her scholarly book Self-Theories: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development was named Book of the Year by the World Education Federation.
Anna Sjögren earned her Ph.D. in economics at the Stockholm School of Economics in 1998. She works as a researcher at IFAU and is an UCLS affiliate. Her research focuses on education, human capital, family economics and the labor market. At present, she is involved in projects studying the effects of Swedish school reforms, and the importance of school and family policies for child health, and human capital development. Another project deals with long run changes in men’s and women’s opportunities to combine family and career.
The 2016-2017 Campus Community Book Project, featuring Raj Patel’s Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System, invites you to a lecture by Marianne Page, Professor, Department of Economics and Deputy Director, Center for Poverty Research, entitled “The Impact of U.S. Food and Nutrition Programs on Child Well-being.” This event is free and open to the public.
Join the UC Center Sacramento on Wednesday, March 1stat 12 noon for the UCCS Bacon Public Lectureship by Professor Marianne Page, Department of Economics, Deputy Director of the Center for Poverty Research, University of California, Davis and moderated by Daphne Hunt Chief Consultant to the California State Assembly Committee on Human Services. Professor Page will be speaking on “The Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty and the Long Reach of Child Health and Nutrition Programs”.
Child poverty continues to be a major challenge for the United States and California. The UC Davis Center for Poverty Research and UC Center Sacramento will bring together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners together for a workshop “Child Poverty Research, Public Policy and the Road Ahead: What We Have Learned and Where Should We Go Next?” Sessions will focus on five key areas of research and policy: the importance of early childhood poverty and policies, education and poverty, the role of segregation, the impact of safety net programs, and unique challenges facing undocumented immigrant children.
Jody Vallejo, a small grants recipient, will be presenting his work as part of our seminar series.
Jody Agius Vallejo is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California. She is an expert in immigration, race/ethnicity, Latinos and the Latino middle class. Her book, Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican American Middle Class (Stanford University Press) examines patterns of mobility and socioeconomic incorporation among upwardly mobile and middle-class Latinos in Southern California.
Raj Chetty is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University. Chetty’s research combines empirical evidence and economic theory to help design more effective government policies. His work on tax policy, unemployment insurance, and education has been widely cited in media outlets and Congressional testimony. His current research focuses on equality of opportunity: how can we give children from disadvantaged backgrounds better chances of succeeding?
Dr. Bridget Terry Long, Ph.D. is Academic Dean and the Saris Professor of Education and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Long is an economist who specializes in the study of education, in particular the transition from high school to higher education and beyond. Her work focuses on college student access and choice and the factors that influence students’ postsecondary and labor market outcomes. Current projects examine the roles of information and assistance in promoting college savings, the completion of aid applications, and college enrollment.
Igor Popov is an Economist at Airbnb, who recently received his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University. His research focuses on Public and Behavioral Economics, using theory and data to inform community decisions. In particular, his current projects explore homelessness, homesharing, and housing policy.
On September 13th, the U.S. Census Bureau will release its annual report on income and poverty in the United States. The report documents how many Americans are poor and who they are. What it does not tell us is how we got here or how we can do better.
Join the conversation with leading experts on U.S. poverty and contribute to how we as a nation can increase opportunity for all.
David Frisvold, a small grants recipient, will be presenting his work as part of our seminar series.
David E. Frisvold is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Iowa. Professor Frisvold’s research agenda explores the role for government policies to enhance education and health outcomes, with an emphasis on policies targeted towards low-income children. His research has focused on the School Breakfast, Head Start, SNAP, and now WIC programs.
David Figlio is the Director of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University and Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy and of Economics. Figlio conducts research on a wide range of education and health policy issues from school accountability and standards to welfare policy and policy design.
Figlio’s work has been published in numerous leading journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, and Journal of Human Resources.
Peter Bergman is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Bergman’s research uses randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to find low-cost, scalable interventions that improve education outcomes.
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.
David Pedulla, a small grants recipient, will be presenting his work as part of our seminar series.
David Pedulla is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and a Faculty Research Associate of the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include race and gender stratification, labor markets, economic and organizational sociology, and experimental methods.
Edith Chen’s research seeks to understand why poverty is associated with poor physical health outcomes in children, with a focus on the psychological and biological mechanisms that explain these relationships. She is also interested in questions of resilience—that is, why some children who come from adversity manage to thrive and maintain good profiles of health.
Anna Gassman-Pines, a small grants recipient, will be presenting her work as part of our seminar series. Gassman-Pines is Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Psychology and Neuroscience at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. She is also Faculty Fellow of Duke’s Center for Child and Family Policy.
Center Director Ann Stevens is presenting as part of the Campus Community Book Project series of events. The Campus Community Book Project (CCBP) was initiated to promote dialogue and build community by encouraging diverse members of the campus and surrounding communities to read the same book and attend related events. The book project advances the Office of Campus Community Relations (OCCR) mission to improve both the campus climate and community relations, to foster diversity and to promote equity and inclusiveness.
Matthew Desmond is John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University and Co-Director of the Justice and Poverty Project. A former member of the Harvard Society of Fellows, he is the author of the award-winning book, On the Fireline, coauthor of two books on race, and editor of a collection of studies on severe deprivation in America. His work has been supported by the Ford, Russell Sage, and National Science Foundations, and his writing has appeared in the New York Times and Chicago Tribune.
Manasi Deshpande is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago.
Deshpande’s research interests include the effects of social insurance and public assistance programs on consumption, health, and well being, and the interaction between these programs and labor markets. Her dissertation work studied the long-term effects of welfare programs on the labor market outcomes of children in adulthood and on household labor supply and disability receipt.
This conference will present both quantitative and qualitative research on questions related to low wage labor markets. A wide variety of topics will be covered including: wage trends and shifts in occupations, policies that enhance wages (such as the minimum wage and the earned income tax credit), issues related to immigration and mobility among low-skilled workers, and issues related to stigma and identity among low-skilled workers.
Bradley Hardy is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Policy at American University. His research interests lie within labor economics, with an emphasis on economic instability, intergenerational mobility, poverty policy, and socio-economic outcomes.
David Harding is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Harding studies poverty and inequality, urban neighbborhoods, education, incarceration, and prisoner reentry. He uses both qualitative and quantitative methods.
In this Institute for Social Sciences Noon Lecture, Doug Miller will discuss his ongoing research on Head Start and evaluate his recent findings. This Lecture is co-sponsored by the Center for Poverty Research.
Doug Miller is an Associate Professor of Economics at UC Davis. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 2000. He is a research affiliate of the Center for Poverty Research, and serves as a Research Associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research.
This interdisciplinary conference will present new research in the area of college access and persistence, including findings from recent randomized control trials of targeted interventions for low income students. The conference will also provide an opportunity for participants to discuss a variety of technical and methodological challenges in implementing interventions across a diverse set of educational settings, as well as in scaling up interventions.
Mitchell H. Katz, MD is the Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, the second largest health system in the nation. Previously, he was the Director of Health for the City and County of San Francisco for thirteen years, where he implemented the Healthy San Francisco program, which was the United States’ first municipal universal health care system. In 2012, Katz was awarded the National Center for Healthcare Leadership’s Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award for his contributions to the health care field.
Harry Holzer is a professor of public policy at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Over most of his career, Professor Holzer’s research has focused primarily on the low-wage labor market, and particularly the problems of minority workers in urban areas. In recent years he has worked on the quality of jobs as well as workers in the labor market, and how job quality affects the employment prospects of the disadvantaged as well as worker inequality and insecurity more broadly.
The conference brings together the world’s leading scholars, policymakers, journalists and people from the business world, who will provide the facts and in-depth understanding to inform immigration policies. A group of policy advisors and experts will then provide their perspective on the present and future of immigration reforms in the US.
You’re invited! On February 2, the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality will host the State of the Union Conference on Poverty and Inequality. The feature presentation: The Poverty and Inequality Report 2015. Authored by the country’s top experts, the report will compare the 50 states on key data across eight domains: labor markets, poverty, income inequality, mobility, health, education, segregation, and the safety net. For more information or to RSVP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Poverty and Place conference will bring together scholars from across many disciplines—sociology, economics, law, education, social work, geography, planning—to present and discuss their work on the ways in which space and place inflect various dimensions of poverty.
Kathleen Short began working at the Census Bureau in 1984 after receiving her doctorate in economics from the University of Michigan. From 1991 to 1999, she served as chief of the Poverty and Health Statistics Branch and is currently conducting research on improving statistical measures of poverty.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is transitioning from its traditional paper and pencil based assessments to a technology-based assessment administered via tablet for all assessments by 2017. Building on the foundation of NAEP as the gold standard in large-scale student assessment, NAEP’s goal is to leverage technology to continue its role as a leader and innovator in the field. Dr.
Celeste Carruthers is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics and the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee. Her research focuses on the economics of education with emphases on higher education, historic education finance, public policy analysis, and applied econometrics. She is an affiliated researcher with the National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), and she is a faculty advisor to fellows in the Harvard Graduate School of Education Strategic Data Project.
Price Fishback is a Thomas R. Brown Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona. Professor Fishback is involved in a long-term study of the political economy of Roosevelt’s New Deal during the 1930s. The research examines both the determinants of New Deal spending and loans and their impact on local economies throughout the U.S.
The newest faculty member in Human Development, Daniel Choe, will be giving a talk at the developmental brown bag on October 9th entitled: Early Neighborhood Poverty and Children’s School-Age Conduct Problems: Latent Class Growth Analysis of Neighborhood Deprivation. It will be held in Young Hall Room 166 from 12:10 to 1pm.
California has a great deal of administrative data on residents and all employees. DSS and EDD staff have asked to meet with interested faculty and grad students to get feed back on a proposed methodology to determine why relatively few poor Californians participate in Cal Fresh (Food Stamps). The purpose of the meeting is to provide feedback to DSS and learn about administrative data.
On June 12, 2014 from 2:00-3:00 PM EDT, the Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) will host Paternal Incarceration and Child Wellbeing, a Webinar featuring our current Emerging Scholar, Dr. Kristin Turney. More than 2.6 million children have an incarcerated parent, most of them for nonviolent offenses. Dr. Turney will discuss collateral consequences of paternal incarceration, including findings from two ongoing research projects that examine the relationship between paternal incarceration and harm to child wellbeing. Dr.
Please join us for a special free screening of the HBO documentary “American Winter” sponsored by the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research, Yolo211, the Yolo County Department of Employment and Social Services, and Supervisor Don Saylor’s Office.
David Autor is a Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Economics, Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Research Affiliate of the Abdul Jameel Latif Poverty Action Lab, and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Economic Perspectives published by the American Economic Association.
His current fields of specialization include labor market impacts of technological change and globalization, earnings inequality, disability insurance and labor supply, and temporary help and other intermediated work arrangements.
Why do successful people get things done at the last minute? Why does poverty persist? Why do organizations get stuck putting out fires? Why do the lonely find it hard to make friends? These seemingly unconnected questions are surprisingly joined by a single psychology of scarcity. The research in our book shows how scarcity–of any kind–creates its own mindset. Understanding this mindset helps illuminate behavior in nearly every walk of life.
Dr. Stephanie M. Jones, is the Marie and Max Kargman Associate Professor of Human Development and Urban Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Jones is a developmental psychologist whose work focuses on the longitudinal effects of poverty and exposure to violence on social and emotional development in early childhood and adolescence.