Center podcasts are a great way to keep up with today’s poverty
research and public policy. We record most of our conference
presentations and talks by our seminar speakers. We also produce
exclusive content, such as our Poverty in Focus series, as well
as expert discussions on research.
In this podcast, David Figlio and Michal Kurlaender discuss how
inequality before a child is even born can compound across a
lifetime, and the difference high-quality schools can make for
In this presentation, Jeffrey Clemens discusses his work on how
the Great Recession affected employment and income for
low-skilled workers. Clemens is an assistant professor in
the Department of Economics at UC San Diego.
In this podcast, Harry Holzer and Center Director Ann Stevens
discuss how colleges have taken on the role of building the U.S.
labor force. In March, 2015, Holzer visited the center as a
Visiting Scholar to present the seminar “Building Labor Market
Skills among Disadvantaged Americans.”
In this podcast, Kathleen Short and Center Director Ann Stevens
discuss the Supplemental Poverty Measure and other attempts to
measure poverty throughout the nation. In November, 2014, Short
visited the center to present the seminar “The Supplemental
Poverty Measure for 2013: Latest Estimates and Research.”
In this podcast, visiting scholar Stephanie Jones and Amanda
Guyer, a UC Davis Associate Professor of Human Development and
Family Studies, discuss the long-term impacts of poverty and
violence on social and emotional development in a conversation
that ranges from classroom interventions to cross-disciplinary
research into non-cognitive skills.
In this presentation, Greg Duncan discusses Douglas Miller’s
paper “Long Run Puzzles in Head Start Research.”
Duncan is an economist and Distinguished Professor in the
Department of Education at the University of California, Irvine.
He currently serves as chair of a National Research Council’s
Institute on Medicine Committee on child research.
In this presentation, Douglas
Miller discusses research on Head Start and evaluates some
recent study findings.
Miller is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University
of California, Davis, a Faculty Affiliate of the UC Davis Center
for Poverty Research and a Faculty Research Fellow for the
National Bureau of Economic Research.
In this presentation, at the January 2014 War on Poverty
Conference, Hilary Hoynes discusses her research on the food
stamp program in the U.S. and the program’s impact over the past
Hoynes is a Professor of Public Policy and Economics, and Haas
Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities at the University of
California, Berkeley. She is a Research Affiliate for the UC
Davis Center for Poverty Research and is co-editor of the leading
journal in economics, American Economic Review.
In this presentation, Kenneth Chay discusses how the 1966 Fair
Labor and Standards Act, which expanded protections to some farm
workers and increased the minimum wage, impacted hospital costs,
employment and Medicare.
Chay is a Professor of Economics and Community Health at Brown
University, as well as a Research Associate with the National
Bureau of Economic Research.
In this December 2013 seminar, Visiting Scholar Peter
Gianaros discussed findings from a recent program of health
neuroscience research aimed at understanding how the brain might
link socioeconomic disadvantage to health and profiles of disease
In this podcast, visiting scholar Caroline Hoxby discusses her
Expanding College Opportunities Project with UC Davis Professor
of Economics Scott Carrell and Associate Professor of Education
Michal Kurlaender, including the project’s interventions with
college-bound, low-income, high-achieving students.
In this discussion, panelists Tom DeLeire, Peter Cunningham and
Ian Hill consider the possible growth in demand for health care
under the Affordable Care Act, and our network of hospitals and
medical professionals will be able to meet that demand.
In this presentation, Tom DeLeire discusses his research on how
the Affordable Care Act might affect how much childless adults
use health care. DeLeire is a Professor of Public Policy at
In this panel discussion, moderator Joy Melnikow and panelists
Ron Chapman, Neal Kohatsu, Robin Affrime and Kris Srinivasan
consider how academic research might contribute to successful
implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
In this presentation, Ron Chapman describes the Affordable Care
Act’s impact on public health, health equity and public health
services. Chapman is the Director of the California Department of
In this presentation, Neal Kohatsu talks about the innovation
needed to transform our current health system into one that
bridges health care and public health. Kohatsu is the Medical
Director of the California Department of Health Care Services.
In this short introduction to our panel discussion on the
implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Joy Melnikow talks
about how health professionals in the field can contribute to
health care research. Melnikow is the Director of the Center for
Healthcare Policy and Research, and a professor of family and
community medicine at UC Davis.
In this presentation, Ian Hill discusses how health care
providers will meet the new need created by the Affordable Care
Act, and how states are planning to cope with the higher demand
for care. Hill is a research fellow with the Urban Institute.
In this presentation, Peter Cunningham discusses his research on
how the Affordable Care Act might affect how safety net hospitals
that primarily serve poor populations care for their patients.
Cunningham is a Senior Fellow and Director of Quantitative
Research at the Center for Studying Health System Change.
In his keynote presentation, Mitchell Katz talks about the
challenges of providing health care to poor and uninsured
populations, and the changes required of county hospitals by the
Affordable Care Act.
Katz is the director of Los Angeles County Department of Health
Services, which serves more than ten million residents, about one
million of whom have no medical insurance.
In this presentation, Robin Affrime discusses the impact the
Affordable Care Act can have on community clinics that currently
serve uninsured and poor populations. Affrime is CEO of
CommuniCare Health Centers.
In this April 2013 seminar, Visiting Scholar Janet Shim
discusses her ongoing sociological examination of epidemiology,
specifically how epidemiologists conceptualize and use race,
socioeconomic status, and sex/gender in their work, and how lay
people think about the effects of such social differences on
In this October 2012 seminar, faculty affiliate Heather Rose
describes California’s school finance system, focusing on the
resource disparities between schools serving affluent and
economically disadvantaged students.