The Center for Poverty Research hosts an annual seminar series on
poverty issues. We are pleased to welcome faculty,
researchers, and thought leaders to the UC Davis campus.
Most of our seminars are located in Andrews Conference Room, 2203
Social Sciences and Humanities Building, unless otherwise noted.
Parking Information: A valid UC Davis parking
permit is required to park on campus. Daily Visitor Permits are
available for purchase for $9.00 at machines located at the
entrance to the Quad
Parking Structure (GPS Address: 1 Howard Way, Davis,
CA). The Andrews Conference Room is a short walk from the parking
Directions to Andrews Conference Room:
Enter the Social
Sciences & Humanities Building through the Letters & Science
Dean’s Office entrance (arch and glass doors). Stairs and
elevator are located just inside; proceed to the second floor.
Andrews is on the right side of the hall, 2203 SS&H.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants,
and Children (WIC) is widely used. Previous research shows that
WIC improves birth outcomes, but evidence about impacts on
children is limited. We use a regression discontinuity approach
leveraging cutoffs in
Young people are growing up in a world that is increasingly
economically segregated into the ‘haves’ and the ‘have not.’ In
the United States, economic inequality is the highest it has been
in over 50 years, and social mobility is low. How do young people
(i.e., 5-14 years old) reason about and experience such
inequality? What are their perceptions of their own and others’
socioeconomic position and societal stratification? In this talk,
Jason is an assistant professor in the economics department at
the University of Pittsburgh. He studies topics at the
intersection of public and labor economics with a special
emphasis on assessing the causes and consequences of inequity.
His past work studies charter schools, school teacher experience,
and school segregation. Current work focuses on assessing
inequities in geographic access to food assistance programs as
well as the labor supply effects of food assistance program