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 low-income children.
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 50 years.
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 risk.
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 Georgetown University.
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 Public Health.
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 their health.
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.