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Spring 2016

March 28Lauren Sartain, Senior Researcher, University of Chicago Consortium on School Research
The Benefits of Being a Big Fish: Incoming Rank and Student Outcomes More >
April 4No workshop
April 11Jonathan Davis, Doctoral Student, Chicago Harris
Deferred Acceptance Mechanisms Can Improve Match Quality: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from a Teach for America Pilot More >
April 18Nadav Klein, Postdoctoral Scholar, Behavioral Insights and Parenting Lab, Chicago Harris
Of Inspiration and Personal Improvement: Understanding When and Why People Believe in Their Own and Others' Potential More >
April 25Rebecca Hinze-Pifer, Doctoral Student, Chicago Harris
Collateral Consequences of Exclusionary Discipline (with Lauren Sartain) More >
May 2Pallavi Vyas, Doctoral Student, Chicago Harris
The Impact of Higher Education on Teen Birth Rates More >
May 9Jennifer Augustine, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of South Carolina
U.S. Mothers' Pursuit of Additional Education and Their Children's Well-Being  More >
May 16No workshop
May 23William Schneider, Doctoral Student, Columbia University
Relationship Transitions and the Risk for Child Maltreatment More >
May 25Stefanie Schurer, Assistant Professor, School of Economics, University of Sydney
Early Life Health Interventions and Early Childhood Development: Evidence from Special Care Nursery Assignment in Australia's Northern Territory More >
**Note: Special Workshop held 12:00-1:15pm on Wednesday, May 25 - Chicago Harris, Room 224**
May 30No workshop - Memorial Day

Fall 2015

October 5Andrés Hojman, Department of Economics Doctoral Student & Senior Research Assistant at Center for the Economics of Human Development, The University of Chicago
Evidence on the Fadeout of Impacts in IQ of Early Childhood Interventions: A Skill Formation Perspective More >
October 12Sebastian Gallegos, Doctoral Student, Chicago Harris
Rescuing Low-income, High-ability Students More >
October 19Patricia Ritter, Doctoral Student, Chicago Harris
Preventing Obesity With Tap Water: Experimental Evidence from Morocco More >
October 26No workshop
November 2No workshop
November 9Ijun Lai, PhD Student, Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University
Summer Meltdown? Do Children's Noncognitive Skills Vary Between School and Summer Months? More >
November 16CANCELLED Jennifer Augustine, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of South Carolina
U.S. Mothers' Pursuit of Additional Education and Their Children's Well-Being More >
November 23Carolyn Sloane, Doctoral Student, Chicago Harris
Rising Income Inequality and Human Capital Attainment More >
November 30CANCELLED Robert Metcalfe, Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Economics at Chicago Experiments, Becker Friedman Institute
The Impact of Parent Academy on Educational Attainment More >
December 7Benjamin Castleman, Assistant Professor of Education and Public Policy, University of Virginia
Knowing Who (and When) to Nudge in Education: Evidence from Text Messaging Experiments More >

Spring 2015

March 30Ofer Malamud, Associate Professor, Chicago Harris
Complementarities between Family and School Environments: Evidence from Romania More >
April 6No workshop
April 13Elizabeth Oltmans Ananat, Associate Professor, Duke Sanford School of Public Policy
Title: The Effects of Local Downturns on Children and Families More >
April 20Rebecca Myerson, Doctoral Student, Chicago Harris
Chasing the Missing Patients: The Effects of In-Home Health Screenings on Evaluation and Management of Chronic Disease More >
April 27Jill Gilkerson, Director of Child Language Research, LENA Research Foundation
Use of LENA Technology for Supporting Parental Investment in Young Children's Language Development More >
May 4Anya Samek, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Visting Assistant Professor at The University of Chicago
The Effect of Early Education on Social Preferences (with Alexander Cappelen, John List & Bertil Tungodden) More >
May 11Sebastian Gallegos, Doctoral Student, Chicago Harris
Title: Rescuing Low-Income High Ability Students: University Access, Mismatch and Validity More >
May 18Aline Bütikofer, Assistant Professor, Norwegian School of Economics
Long-Term Consequences of Access to Well-Child Visits More >
May 25No workshop - Memorial Day.
June 1No workshop

Winter 2015

January 26Andre Richter, Doctoral Student, Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm
Multigenerational Effects of the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic on Educational Attainment: Evidence from Sweden (with Per Olof Robling) More >
February 2CANCELLED Susanna Loeb, Barnett Family Professor of Education, Stanford University
One Step at a Time: The Effects of an Early Literacy Text Messaging Program for Parents of Preschoolers More >
February 9Martin Eckhoff Andresen, Doctoral Student & Research Fellow in Economics, University of Oslo
Women and Children First? Labor Market Effects of Universal Child Care for Toddlers (with Tarjei Haynes) More >
February 16Daniel Tannenbaum, Postdoctoral Scholar, Becker Friedman Institute
The Effect of Child Support Laws on Marital Formation More >

February 23

Alison Miller, Assistant Research Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Michigan
Child Health Interventions in Community Settings More >
March 2William Schneider, Doctoral Student & Population Research Center Fellow, Columbia University
The Great Recession and Maternal Parenting: Influences on the Risk for Abuse and Neglect More >
March 9No workshop

Fall 2014

October 20Jonathan Davis, Doctoral Student, Chicago Harris
Who Benefits from Summer Jobs Programs? More >
October 27Chloe Gibbs, Assistant Professor, Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia
The Longer Long-term Impact of Head Start: Intergenerational Transmission of Program Effects (with Andrew Barr) More >
November 3Jorge Luis Garcia, PhD Student & National Council for Science & Technology Fellow, Department of Economics, The University of Chicago
Parental Time Allocation and Child Cognitive and Non-cognitive Development More >
November 10Todd Rogers, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Behavioral Science Interventions that Mobilize and Empower Families to Support Student Success More >
November 17Pablo Celhay, Doctoral Student, Chicago Harris
Pay for Performance in Health Services: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Argentina More >
November 24Amy Hsin, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Queens College, City University of New York Explaining Asian American Academic Achievement More >
December 1No workshop
  

Spring 2014

April 21Sara Jaffee, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
Under What Conditions Do Harsh and Non-Supportive Environments Affect Children’s Physiological and Behavioral Development?: Results from the Children’s Experiences and Development Study  More >
April 28Lisa Gennetian, Senior Researcher, NBER; Research Affiliate, Institute for Human Development and Social Change, NYU
The Next Income Experiment More >
May 5Lauren Sartain, Doctoral Student, Chicago Harris
Does National Board Certification Improve Teaching? Evidence from Chicago High Schools  More >
May 12Sebastian Gallegos, Doctoral Student, Chicago Harris
Long Run Educational Mobility in a Developing Country
More >
May 19Pablo Celhay, Doctoral Student, Chicago Harris
An Evaluation of a Non-Experimental CCT for Maternal and Child Health in Bolivia  More>
June 2Leroy Andersland, PhD Research Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Bergen; Scholar-in-Residence, Center for Human Potential and Public Policy
Causes and Consequences of Biased Grading at School in Norway  More >

Winter 2014

January 13Thomas McDade, Professor, Department of Anthropology; Director of Cells to Society (C2S): The Center on Social Disparities and Health at the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University
Birth Weight, Breastfeeding, and Chronic Inflammation: Early Origins of Health Disparities Among Young Adults in the U.S. More >
January 27Marianne Bertrand, Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Chicago Booth
Breaking the Glass? The Effect of Board Quotas on Female Labor Market Outcomes in Norway More >
February 3Melissa Gilliam, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Chief of the Section of Family Planning & Contraceptive Research; Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in the Biological Sciences Division; and Director of Ci3 at the University of Chicago
South Side Stories: Using Digital Stories to Advance Research and Policy More >
February 10NaYoung Rim, Doctoral Student, Chicago Harris
Professional Development and Teacher Effectiveness: Lessons from a Large-Scale Randomized Experiment More >
February 17Kate Keenan, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago
Modulation of Prenatal Stress via Fatty Acid Supplementation: Implications for Child Mental Health More >
February 24
Room 289B
Harris School
Co-Sponsored with Workshop on Education
Dana Suskind, Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Section of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and Director, Pediatric Cochlear Implantation Program UChicago Medicine; Director and Principal Investigator, Thirty Million Words Initiative
Thirty Million Words: Development of a Novel Parent Directed Intervention More >
March 3Elise Chor, Doctoral Student, Chicago Harris
Head Start's Intergenerational Potential: Do Program Impacts Vary by Mother's Head Start Participation? More >
March 10Robert Metcalfe, Postdoctoral Scholar, Becker Friedman Institute, University of Chicago
The Use of Financial and Non-Financial Incentives to Improve Educational Attainment: Evidence from a Large Field Experiment  More >

Fall 2013

October 14Pedro Bernal Lara, Doctoral Student and CHPPP Dissertation Fellow, Chicago Harris
Maternal Care and Health Insurance: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment   More>
October 21David Deming, Assistant Professor of Economics and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
School Accountability, Postsecondary Attainment and Earnings  More >
October 28Robert Breunig, Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
Child Care and Female Labour Supply in Australia More >
November 4Joseph P. Price, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Brigham Young University
Habit Formation in Children: The Impact of Incentive Duration on Long-Run Behavior Change  More>
November 11Philip Oreopoulos, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Toronto
Pathways to Education: An Integrated Approach to Helping At-Risk High School Students  More >
November 25Maria Rosales Rueda, Doctoral Student and CHPPP Dissertation Fellow, Chicago Harris
Impact of Early-Life Shocks on Human Capital Formation: Evidence from El Niño in Ecuador  More >
December 2Anna Aizer, Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Department of Economics, Brown University
The Long-Term Impact of Welfare: Evidence from the Mothers Pension Program
More >

Spring 2013

April 2
Laurence Steinberg, Distinguished University Professor and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Temple University
"How Adolescents Make Decisions: New Insights from Behavioral and Brain Science."

April 9
Julie Berry Cullen, Associate Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego
"Coming of Age: Timing of Adolescence and Gender Identity Formation."

April 16
Elise Chor, Doctoral Student, Harris School of Public Policy and CHPPP Pre-Dissertation Fellow
"Public Preschool and Families' Child Care Decisions: A Natural Experiment in Australia."

April 23
Christine Percheski, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University
"Family Structure, Health Insurance, and Children's Well-being in the U.S."

April 30
Pia Britto, Assistant Professor, Child Study Center, Yale University
"Early Childhood Development: A Promise Waiting to be Fulfilled."

May 7
Heather Hill, Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
"Income Instability During Childhood."

May 14
Susan Dynarski, Professor of Public Policy, Education and Economics, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, School of Education, and Department of Economics, University of Michigan
"Stand and Deliver: Lottery-Based Estimates of the Effect of Charter Schools on College Preparation, Entry and Choice."

May 16
Kjell Salvanes, Professor of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration
"A Flying Start? Maternity Leave Benefits and Long-Run Outcomes of Children."

May 21
Alejandro Ome, Doctoral Student, Harris School of Public Policy and CHPPP Dissertation Fellow
"Identifying Good Teachers: Evidence from Teachers' Test Scores in Colombia."

May 23
Sandra Black, Audre and Bernard Rapoport Centennial Chair in Economics and Public Affairs and Professor of Economics, University of Texas at Austin
"This Is Only a Test? Long-Run Impacts of Prenatal Exposure to Radioactive Fallout."

June 4
Patricia Ritter, Doctoral Student, Harris School of Public Policy and CHPPP Pre-Dissertation Fellow
"The Effect of Cell Phone and Internet Access on Labor Market Outcomes in Rural Villages in Peru."


 

Winter 2013

February 5
Ellen Wartella, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor of Communication, Professor of Psychology and Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, School of Communication, Northwestern University
"Educational Screen Media in the Lives of Babies and Preschoolers."

February 12
Douglas H. Clements, Kennedy Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Learning and Professor, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver
"Math Lessons from Research?"

February 19
David Barner, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego
"Language, Procedures, and Conceptual Change."

February 20
Clancy Blair, Professor of Applied Psychology, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Devleopment, NYU
"Stress, Poverty, and the Development of Executive Functions in Children."

February 26
Pedro Bernal, Doctoral Student, Harris School of Public Policy; Dissertation Fellow, CHPPP
"Health Insurance and Hospitalization: Experimental Evidence from Mexico's Seguro Popular."

March 5
Flavio Cuhna, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania
"Eliciting Maternal Beliefs about the Technology of Skill Formation."

March 12
Amy Claessens, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy
"Understanding Elementary School Disengagement: Maternal Depression and Children’s School Attendance."


 

Fall 2012

October 2
Maria Rosales, Doctoral Student, Harris School of Public Policy and CHPPP Dissertation Fellow
"Family Investment Responses to Childhood Health Conditions: Intra-Family Allocation of Resources"

October 9
Brian Melzer, Assistant Professor of Finance, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
"Spillovers from Costly Credit: The Effects of Payday Lending on Food Stamp Usage and Child Support Payments"

October 16
Janna Johnson, Postdoctoral Scholar, NORC
"Does Moving Kill? The Effect of Migration on Older-Age Mortality"

October 30
Susan Levine, Stella M. Rowley Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, University of Chicago
"Individual Differences in Mathematical Development During the Preschool Years: Effects of Input Variations"

November 13
Lorraine Mazerolle, Professor; Rebecca Wickes, Lecturer; and Suzanna Ramirez, Research Fellow, The University of Queensland
"The Australian Community Capacity Study (ACCS): Showcasing Research from a Longitudinal Study of Neighborhood Processes"

November 27
Alicia Menendez, Research Associate (Associate Professor), Harris School of Public Policy
"The Economic Consequences of Dealth in South Africa"

December 4
Sara Goldrick-Rab, Associate Professor of Education Policy Studies and Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Need-Based Financial Aid and College Persistence: Experimental Evidence from Wisconsin"


 

Spring 2012

April 3
Wladimir Zanoni, Researcher-Postdoctoral Associate, Chapin Hall
"Child Care Subsidies and Child Development"

April 12
Rob Crosnoe, Elsie and Stanley E. (Skinny) Adams, Sr. Centennial Professor in Liberal Arts, Department of Sociology and Population Research Center, University of Texas at Austin
"Mexican Immigrants and the Early Health and Development of their Children"

April 17
Taryn Morrissey, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration and Policy, School of Public Affairs, American University
"Food Assistance and Children's Eating Patterns, Food Insecurity, and Obesity: The Influence of Local Food Prices"

April 26
Stella Flores, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education & Assistant Professor of Sociology, Vanderbilt University
"The Effect of English Language Learner (ELL) Identification on College-Access Outcomes: The Role of Time in Program"

May 10
Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
"Early Care and Education Experiences and School Readiness: The Importance of Developmental Timing and Household Resources"

May 22
Elise Chor, Doctoral Student, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
"Measuring the Impact of a Year of Early Education: A Natural Experiment in Australia"


 

Winter 2012

January 10
Hoyt Bleakley, Associate Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
"Shocking Behavior: Land Lotteries in 1832 Georgia and 1901 Oklahoma and Later Life Outcomes"

January 17
Javaeria Qureshi, Doctoral Student and CHPPP Dissertation Fellow, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
"Additional Returns to Investing in Girls' Education: Impact on Younger Sibling Human Capital"

January 31
Maike Luhmann, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Psychology, University of Chicago
"The Effects of Life Circumstances on Changes in Subjective Well-Being"

February 7
Lisa Barrow, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Affiliated Scholar, Chapin Hall
"Re-assessing the Value of a College Education"

February 14
Daniel Kreisman, Doctoral Student, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
 "The Effects of the Jeanes and Rosenwald Funds on the Black-White Gap in Education before 1930: Comparing Returns on Investments in Teachers and Schools"

February 28
Richard Steckel, Distinguished Professor, Department of Economics, Ohio State University
"Severe Childhood Deprivation and Wealth Accumulation: American Slaves and Post-Emancipation Blacks"

March 6
Alejandro Ome, Doctoral Student, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
"Meritocracy for Teachers: Evidence from Colombia"


 

Fall 2011

October 4
Katrine Loken, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Bergen, and Visiting Economist, UCSD
"Does Money Matter? The Effect of Child Care Subsidies on Academic Performance"

October 11
Pamela Morris, Professor of Applied Psychology, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York University
"Opportunity NYC-Family Rewards: An Embedded Child & Family Study of Conditional Cash Transfers"

October 25
Stephanie Jones, Assistant Professor of Education, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
"Social and Emotional Development in High Risk Contexts: Interventions to Build Executive Function, Self Regulation & Positive Behavior"

November 1
Jane Waldfogel, Professor of Social Work and Public Affairs, School of Social Work, Columbia University
"Long-Term Effects of Early Childhood Care and Education"

November 8
Tama Leventhal, Professor, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development, Tufts University
"Neighborhood Dynamics and Child Development"

November 15
Genevieve M. Kenny, Senior Fellow, The Urban Institute
"The Affordable Care Act: Implications for Children"

November 29
Julian Cristia, Economist, Research Department, Inter-American Development Bank
"The Impacts of the One Laptop per Child Program: A Randomized Evaluation"


 

Spring 2011

April 6
Emma Adam, Associate Professor, Program on Human Development and Social Policy, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
"Social, Behavioral and Genetic Influences on Stress Hormone Activity in Adolescents at Risk for Emotional Disorders"

April 13
Colleen Manchester, Assistant Professor, Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
"Is the Clock Still Ticking? The Effect of Stop the Clock Policies on Career Outcomes in Academia"

April 20
Jorge Ugaz, Doctoral Student, The Harris School of Public Policy Studies
"Composition of Parental Time with Children in the US: Changes After the Birth of a Sibling"

May 4
Javaeria Qureshi, Doctoral Student, The Harris School of Public Policy Studies
"Additional Returns to Investing in Girls' Education? Effects on Learning Outcomes of Younger Siblings"

May 11
Lupe Bedoya, Doctoral Student, The Harris School of Public Policy Studies
"School Attendance and School Dropouts under Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: The Jamaican Case"

May 18
Jane Leber Herr, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Human Potential and Public Policy
"On the Endogeneity of the Timing of First Birth"

May 25
Kathleen Ziol-Guest, Postdoctoral Associate Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University
"Early Childhood Residential Instability and School Readiness"


 

Winter 2011

January 13
Laura Wherry, Doctoral Student, The Harris School of Public Policy Studies
"The Immediate and Long-Term Effects of Health Insurance Coverage: Evidence from a Policy Discontinuity"

January 20
Jen Hao Chen, Doctoral Student, The Harris School of Public Policy Studies
"Early-Life Health Conditions and Children's Skills"

February 10
Arianna Zanolini, Doctoral Student, The Harris School of Public Policy Studies
"Early Childhood Stimulation in Jamaica: An Analysis of the Effects on the Labor Market"

February 17
Phillip B. Levine, Katharine Coman and A. Barton Hepburn Professor in Economics, Wellesley College
"Early Non-Marital Fertility and the 'Culture of Despair'"

February 24
Pedro BernalNikolas Mittag, and Javaeria Qureshi, Doctoral Students, The Harris School of Public Policy Studies
"What Makes a Good School? Do Good Schools Improve Achievement? Evidence from ECLSK"

March 3
Ana Sofia Leon, Doctoral Student, The Harris School of Public Policy Studies
"Great Expectations: Educational Mobility of Immigrant Descendants in the U.S."

March 10
Mimi Engel, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education, Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
"How Important is Where you Start? Early Mathematics Knowledge and Later School Success"


 

Fall 2010

October 7
David Figlio, Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
"Competitive Effects of Means-Tested School Vouchers"

October 14
Chloe Hutchinson Gibbs, Doctoral Student, The Harris School of Public Policy Studies
"The Impact of Full-day Kindergarten: Experimental and Quasi-experimental Evidence"

October 21
Michael Corey, Doctoral Student, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago
"Time for Work, but Time for Health: Effects of Work Timing on Care"

October 28
Rachel Gordon, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago
"An Assessment of the Validity of a Widely-Used Measure of Child Care Quality in a National Sample of Four-Year-Olds"

November 10
Magne Mogstad, Research Fellow, Statistics Norway
"No Child Left Behind: Universal Child Care and Children's Long-Run Outcomes"

November 11
Janet Currie, Sami Mnaymneh Professor of Economics, Columbia University
"Inequality at Birth: Some Causes and Consequences"

November 18
Susanna Loeb, Professor of Education, Stanford University
"The Role of Teacher Quality in Retention and Hiring: Using Applications-to-Transfer to Uncover Preferences of Teachers and Schools"

November 23
Magne Mogstad, Research Fellow, Statistics Norway
"Internet Pornography: Catharsis or Catalyst for Sexual Crime?"

December 2
Daniel Kreisman, Doctoral Student, The Harris School of Public Policy Studies
"Estimating the Black-White Gap in Early Language Acquisition: The Source and Timing of Divergence"


 

Spring 2010

April 5
Daniel Kreisman, Doctoral Student, Harris School of Public Policy Studies
"A First Look at the Race Gap in Early Language Acquisition: Evidence from Early Head Start"

April 8
Micere Keels, Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development
"Ethnic Group Divergence in Children's Early Cognitive Development"

April 15
Elizabeth Gershoff, Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin
"From Oportunidades to the Harlem Children's Zone: The Research Base for Novel US and International Poverty Reduction Programs"

April 22
Heather Hill, Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration
"Getting a Job is Only Half the Battle: Maternal Job Loss and Child Classroom Behavior in Low-Income Families"

April 29
Amy Claessens, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy Studies
"Summer Child Care Experiences and Child Well Being for Young School-Age Children"

May 4
Joshua Gans, Professor of Management - Information Economics, University of Melbourne Business School
"Unusual Days in Births and Deaths"

May 6
Hiro Yoshikawa, Professor of Education, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
"Immigrants Raising Citizens: Undocumented Parents of the Second Generation"

May 13
Stefanie DeLuca, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University
"Does Moving to Better Neighborhoods Lead to Better Schooling Opportunities? Parental School Choice in an Experimental Housing Voucher Program"

May 20
Ofer Malamud, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy Studies
"Home Computer Use and the Development of Human Capital"

May 27
Kevin Roy, Associate Professor, Family Science Department, University of Maryland
"Taking Care of My Own: The Life Course of Low Income Men on the Margins of Work and Families"
Laura Wherry, Doctoral Student, Harris School of Public Policy Studies
"The Role of Medicaid on SSI-Disability Participation"

June 3
Bessie Wilkerson, Director of Educational Research, Harlem Children's Zone
"Evaluation from the Inside at the Harlem Children's Zone"


 

Winter 2010

January 14
Alejandro Ome, Doctoral Student, The Harris School of Public Policy Studies
"Understanding the Effect of Assessed Ability on School Choice"

January 21
Lauren Rich, Senior Researcher, Chapin Hall Center for Children
"Mothers' Self-Employment and Behavioral Outcomes Among Young Children"

January 28
Arianna Zanolini, Doctoral Student, Harris School of Public Policy Studies (co-authors: Gabriella Conti, University of Chicago, and Pia Pinger, University of Mannheim)
"Maternal Capabilities and Child Birth Weight: An Analysis of the Channels for Intergenerational Transmission of Inequality"

February 11
Danielle Crosby, Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, School of Human and Environmental Sciences, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
"Linkages between Family Benefit Use and the Early Development of Immigrant Children"
Bhashkar Mazumder, Executive Director, Chicago Census Research Data Center and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and Frank F. Limehouse, Economist and Administrator, Chicago Census Research Data Center
"Research Opportunities at the Chicago RDC"

February 18
Melanie Guldi, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Mount Holyoke College
"Do Pregnant Teens Respond to Improved Opportunities? An Evaluation of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to the Civil Rights Act of 1964"

February 22
Matthew Steinberg, Doctoral Student, Harris School of Public Policy Studies
"Safety in Chicago Schools: Do Organizational Structures Mediate Community Influences?"

February 25
Jonathan Guryan, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
"Birth Cohort and the Black-White Achievement Gap: The Roles of Access and Health Soon After Birth"

March 4
Ioana Marinescu, Assistant Professor, The Harris School of Public Policy Studies
"HIV, Wages and Labor Productivity"


 

Fall 2009

October 8
Jen-Hao Chen, Doctoral Candidate, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago
"Getting a Head Start on Non-Cognitive Abilities: Maternal Alcohol Consumption during Pregnancy and Child Temperament"

October 22
CHPPP Annual Lecture on Science, Technology & Society
Heidi Schweingruber, Deputy Director, Board on Science Education, National Research Council
"The State of Science Education: A Local and National Perspective"

October 29
Aaron Sojourner, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
"Identification of Peer Effects with Missing Peer Data: Evidence from Project STAR"

November 12
Lia Fernald, Associate Professor, Public Health Nutrition, Community Health & Human Development, School of Public Health, University of California-Berkeley
"Ten-year Impact of Oportunidades (Mexico's Conditional Cash Transfer Program) On Child Growth, Cognition, Language and Behavior"

November 19
April Wu, Doctoral Candidate, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, The University of Chicago
"Why Do So Few Elderly Use Food Stamps?"

December 3
Peter Brandon, Broom Professor of Social Demography, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton College
"Single Mothers and Minimum Wages: Preliminary Findings"


 

Spring 2009

April 9
David Deming, Doctoral Candidate in Public Policy, Harvard University 
"Early Childhood Intervention and Life-Cycle Skill Development: Evidence from Head Start"

April 16
Deborah Gross, Professor, Leonard and Helen Stulman Endowed Chair in Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing, Johns Hopkins University "Efficacy and Dissemination of a Parenting Program in Early Child Care Centers Serving Low-Income Ethnic Minority"

April 23
Jane Leber Herr, Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Human Potential and Public Policy
"Opt-Out Rates at Motherhood across High-Education Career Paths: Selection Versus Work Environment"

April 30
Rebekah Levine Coley, Associate Professor, Counseling, Developmental, andEducational Psychology Department, Boston College
"Child Care and the Development of Behavior Problems among Economically Disadvantaged Children in Middle Childhood"

May 7
Kathryn Edin, Professor of Public Policy and Management, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
"Fragile Fatherhood: What Being a Daddy Means in Lives of Low-Income Unmarried Men"

May 14
Robert Crosnoe, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
"Mexican Immigrants, Their Children, and American Schools"

May 20
Rachel Garrett, Doctoral Candidate and IES Fellow, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, The University of Chicago
"Educational Associations with Multilingualism"

May 21
Katherine Magnuson, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Earnings, Transfers, and Living Arrangements in Low-Income Families: Who Pays the Bills"

May 27
Holly Craig, Professor of Education and Director, University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy, University of Michigan
"African American Students Who Beat the Odds: The Impact of Dialect on Reading Achievement"

May 28
Lindsey Leininger, Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Understanding Persistent Differences in Insurance Coverage between Poor Adolescents and Their Younger Peers"


 

Winter 2009

January 12
Maria Kefalas, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology; Director, Institute for Violence Research and Prevention, Saint Joseph’s University
“Hollowing out the Middle: How Young People Became the Rural Heartland's Declining Resource”

January 22
Wladimir Zanoni, Doctoral Candidate, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, The University of Chicago
“The Effect of Child Care Subsidies on the Labor Supply of Low Income Women in the City of Chicago”

January 26
Jacob Vigdor, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University
"Scaling the Digital Divide: Home Computer Technology and Student Achievement"

January 27
Jane Elliott, Research Director, Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education, University of London
"Using the 1958 British Birth Cohort Study to Understand Women's Family Life and Employment Behaviour: The Value of Longitudinal Data"

February 2
Chloe Hutchinson Gibbs and Matthew Steinberg, Doctoral Candidates, Harris School of Public Policy, The University of Chicago
“Adolescent Time Use: Exploring the Role of Out-of-School Time in Schooling and Labor Market Outcomes”

February 19
Haeil Jung, Doctoral Candidate, Harris School of Public Policy Studies
"Does Incarceration Impair the Subsequent Labor Market Outcomes of Men? Evidence from the NLSY79"

February 23
Rachel Dunifon, Associate Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University
"Parenting in Vain?: Stepfather Influences on Early Transitions to Parenthood"

March 9
Thomas McDade, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University
"Beyond the Gradient: An Integrative Anthropological Perspective on Social Stratification, Stress, and Health"

March 10
Kjetil Telle, Senior Researcher, Statistics Norway
"Job Loss and Crime: Using Individual Register Data for Norway to Estimate the Effect of Plant Closure on Crime"


 

Fall 2008

October 2
Christina Gibson-Davis, Assistant Professor of Public Policy Studies, Center for Child and Family Policy, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, and Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University
"Towards a Unifying Theory: Understanding the Associations of Earnings with Marriages and Births"

October 16
Leah Doane, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, The University of Chicago
"Loneliness, Stress, and Depression in Emerging Adulthood: Physiological Pathways"

October 23
April Wu, Doctoral Candidate, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, The University of Chicago
"Older Women's Economic Well-Being: Income, Consumption, and Leisure Before and After Retirement"

October 30
Mario Small, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, The University of Chicago
"Is Chicago an Outlier? Organizational Density in Poor Urban Neighborhoods"

November 13
Patrick Wightman, Doctoral Candidate, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, The University of Chicago
"Parental Job Loss & Children's Developmental Outcomes"

November 20
CHPPP Annual Lecture on Science, Technology & Society
Robert W. Fairlie, Professor, Department of Economics, The University of California, Santa Cruz
"The Educational Consequences of the Digital Divide”

December 4
Kalina Michalska, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Psychology, The University of Chicago
"Empathic Responses in Adolescents With Aggressive Conduct Disorder- Functional MRI Investigations"


 

Spring 2008

April 3
Emily Oster, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics (U of C)
"Routes of Infection: Exports and HIV Incidence in Sub-Saharan Africa"

April 10
Angela Fertig, Assistant Professor, College of Public Health, University of Georgia
"The Connection Between Maternal Employment and Childhood Obesity: Inspecting the Mechanisms"

April 24
Ofer Malamud, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy and Cristian Pop-Eleches, Assistant Professor, SIPA and Economics Department, Columbia University, will present work-in-progress
"The Effect of Computer Use on Child Outcomes"

May 1
Dario Maestripieri, Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago
Luigi Zingales, Professor, University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business
Paola Sapienza, Associate Professor of Finance, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
"Gender, Hormones, and Risk Aversion in MBA Students"

May 8
Julia Henly and Susan Lambert, Associate Professors, School of Social Service Administration
"Building Predictability into Low Wage Jobs: Early Results from the Work Scheduling Study"

May 15
Matt Stagner, Executive Director, Chapin Hall
"An Introduction to Chapin Hall: Topics, People, and Data"

May 16
CHPPP Conference on Health and Attainment Over the Life Course: Reciprocal Pathways from Before Birth to Old Age

May 19
Timothy Smeeding, CHPPP Distinguished Scholar in Residence; Professor of Economics and Public Administration and Director, Center for Policy Research, Syracuse University
"Differences in Social Transfer Support and Poverty for Immigrant Families with Children: Lessons from the LIS"

May 22
Marcia Carlson, CHPPP Distinguished Scholar in Residence; Associate Professor of Social Work and Sociology, Columbia University
"The Consequences of Multi-Partnered Fertility for Parental Involvement and Relationships"

June 5
Jeff Grogger, Professor, The Harris School of Public Policy Studies


 

Winter 2008

January 10
Dan Black, Professor, The Harris School of Public Policy Studies
"The ABCs of the NLSY"

January 17
Hoyt Bleakley, Assistant Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Business (U of C)
"The Effects of English Proficiency among Childhood Immigrants: Are Hispanics Different?"

January 24
Ioana Marinescu, Assistant Professor, The Harris School of Public Policy Studies
"Labor Market Shocks and Marriage Duration"

January 31
Alicia Menendez, Research Associate, The Harris School of Public Policy Studies
"Sex Differences in Obesity Rates in Poor Countries: Evidence From South Africa"

February 14
Isaac McFarlin, CHPPP Distinguished Scholar in Residence; Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas
"Help or Hindrance? The Effects of College Remediation on Academic and Labor Market Outcomes"

February 21
Robert Kaestner, Professor, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago
"Effects of Weight on Children's Educational Achievement"

March 6
Jen Hao Chen, Doctoral Candidate, The Harris School of Public Policy Studies
"Accounting for the Differences in Violent Behavior Between Immigrant and Native Youths"

March 13
Student Work-in-Progress Forum
Postdoctoral researchers, doctoral students, and master's students are invited to bring questions, ideas, and pieces of work-in-progress to share with, and get feedback from, other students working on health, achievement, and well-being across the lifespan. (This Working Group session is limited to students.)


 

Fall 2007

October 4
Rebecca Ryan, Center for Human Potential and Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow
"Associations Between Unwed Mothers’ Private Safety Nets and Children's Early Behavioral and Health Outcomes"

October 11
Carolina Milesi, Center for Human Potential and Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow
"The Role of Health in Understanding the Black-White Test Score Gap"

October 18
Michael Msall, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Section Chief, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, University of Chicago
"Distressed Neighborhoods and Child Disability Rates: Analyses of 157,000 School Age Children in Rhode Island"

October 25
Amy Claessens, Center for Human Potential and Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow
"The Relationship Between Changes in Attention, Behavior, and Achievement from Kindergarten to Fifth Grade"

October 26
James R. Flynn, Professor Emeritus, Departments of Political Studies and Psychology, University of Otago, New Zealand
"Intelligence: Four Paradoxes Resolved"

November 1
Patrick Wightman, Harris School PhD student
"Parental Job Loss and Children's College Attendance in Black and White Middle-Class Families"
Rebecca Ryan, Center for Human Potential and Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow
"Patterns of Nonresident Father Involvement: The Role of Extended Family Relations"

November 15
Jens Ludwig, Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy, University of Chicago
"Anti-Depressants and Suicide"

November 20
Mari Rege, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Stavanger, Norway
"Parental Job Loss and Children's School Performance"

November 29
Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy Studies
"Teachers' Subjective Evaluation of Children's Performance: Differences by Race and Gender" (co-author Ofer Malamud)

December 4
Wilawan Kanjanapan, PhD, Australian Government, Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FACSIA)
"Consequences of Growing up in Welfare Dependent Families: the Australian Experience"


 

Spring 2007

"Child Health, Stress, and Academic Achievement"

April 10
Sam Choi, SSA, University of Chicago
"Substance Abusing Families with Co-Occurring Problems in Child Welfare: Experimenting Recovery Coaches and Matching Services to Improve Family Reunification"

April 17
E. Michael Foster, University of North Carolina
"Decomposing Racial Disparities Within and Between Public Agencies"

April 24
Guanglei Hong, University of Toronto

May 15
Karen Rudolph, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"The Emerging Sex Difference in Adolescent Depression: Social-Contextual and Pubertal Transitions"


 

Fall 2006

October 3
Angela Duckworth, University of Pennsylvania
"Self-Discipline, IQ, and Academic Achievement"

October 10
Diane Schanzenbach, University of Chicago
"Classroom Gender Composition and Student Achievement: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment"

November 7
Bernard Weiss, University of Rochester
"Intersections of Social Ecology, Neurobehavioral Development, Environmental Contamination, and Economics"

November 28
Anthony Raden, City of Chicago, Dept. of Children and Youth Services
"Careers in Child and Family Policy"

December 5
Walter Gilliam, Yale University
"Expulsion from Preschool: Rates, Predictors, and Potential Solutions"


 

Spring 2006

April 18
Carolyn Cutrona & Daniel Russell, Iowa State University
"Contextual and Individual Predictors of Marital Outcomes among African American Couples"

May 9
Lisa Gennetian, MDRC

May 16
Robert LaLonde, University of Chicago

May 23
Daniel Crosby, University of Chicago


 

Fall 2005

October 4
Bruce Meyer, University of Chicago
"Welfare Reform, Poverty, and Well-Being"

October 18
Francine D. Blau, Cornell University / Princeton University
"Gender and Assimilation Among Mexican Americans"

November 8
Gregory Acs, Urban Institute

November 15
Maria Kefalas, St. Joseph's University

November 29
Ruby Mendenhall, University of Chicago
"Life Course and Ecological Frameworks: Tools for Policy-Relevant Research on Children and Families"


 

Spring 2004

April 27
Valerie Lee, University of Michigan
"Inequality at and beyond the Starting Gate: Race and Class Differences in Children's Achievement as They Begin Kindergarten and Move through First Grade"

May 11
Joshua Aronson, New York University
"Stereotypes and the Fragility of Human Competence Motivation"

May 25
Arlilne Geronimous, University of Michigan
"Deepening Pluralism: The Moral Boundaries of Building Solidarity to Eliminate Racial (Health) Inequality"


 

Fall 2003

October 14
Nancy Hill, Duke University
"Socioeconomic and Ethnic Variations in Parental Effects on Early Achievement"

October 28
Jeffrey Kling, Princeton University

November 11
Omar McRoberts, University of Chicago
"Walking the Streets of Glory: the Role of Religion in African-American Neighborhoods and Families"

November 18
Dalton Conley, New York University

December 2
Panel discussion with Ajay Chaudry, Diane Hughes, Catherine Tamis-LeMonda, and Hiro Yoshikawa, New York University
"Methodological and Conceptual Challenges to Understanding Children's Learning in Different Cultural Groups in New York City"
"Child Care Arrangements Among Low-Income Families", Ajay Chaudry
"Features of Immigrant Families", Hiro Yoshikawa


 

Spring 2003

April 8
Richard Fabes and Carol Martin, Arizona State University
"Beyond Acceptance and Rejection: Understanding the Role of Peers in Early Development and Adjustment"

April 22
Kirby Deater-Deckard, University of Oregon
"Parent-Child Mutuality in Early Childhood - Two Behavioral Genetic Studies"

May 6
Sean Reardon, Pennsylvania State University
"Sources of Educational Inequality: The Growth of Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Test Score Gaps in Kindergarten and First Grade"

May 13
Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts
"The Invisible Heart: Economics and Family Values"

May 20
Marcia Carlson, Columbia University
"Do Good Partners Make Good Parents?"


 

Fall 2002

October 8
Rachel Dunifon, Cornell University
"Do Generous Welfare Policies Benefit Children in Single-Parent Familes?"

October 29
Elizabeth Gershoff, Columbia University
"Corporal Punishment by Parents: Effects on Children and Links to Physical Abuse"

November 19
Diane Whitmore, University of Chicago
"Would Smaller Classes Help Close the Black-White Achievment Gap?"
"The Effect of Attending a Small Class in the Early Grades on College-Test Taking and Middle School Test Results: Evidence form Project Star"


 

Spring 2002

April 16
Donna Morrison, Georgetown University
"The Long-Term and Dynamic Consequences of Divorce For Children"

April 23
Orley Ashenfelter, Princeton University
"What Have We Learned from Twins About the Returns to Schooling?"

May 7
Andrew Fuligni, UCLA
"Family Obligation and the Transition to Young Adulthood"

May 14
Jane Miller, Rutgers University
"Factors Associated with Disenrollment from the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP): Evidence from NJ KidCare"

May 28
Janet Currie, UCLA
"Networks, Neighborhoods, and the Utilization ofPublicly-Funded Prenatal Care in CA"


 

Winter 2002

January 15
Phil Levine, Wellesley College
"The Impact of Social Policy and Economic Activity Throughout the Fertility Decision Tree"

February 5
Hilary Hoynes, University of California-Davis
"The Impact of Welfare Reform on Living Arrangements"

February 19
Gary Sandefur, University of Wisconsin
"The Role of Noneconomic Family Resources in the Well-Being of Children"

February 26
Roland Fryer, University of Chicago
"Integrating Culture into Economics of the Winter"

March 5
Tom Dishion, University of Oregon


 

Fall 2001

October 5
Shelly Lundberg, University of Washington
"Child Gender and Transitions to Marriage"

October 12
E. Michael Foster, Penn State University
"The Full Costs of Improved Mental Health Services: Cost Shifting Across Child-Serving Agencies"

November 9
Jonathan Guryan, University of Chicago
"Desegregation and Black Dropouts Rates"

November 16
Robert J. Willis, University of Michigan
"Subjective Probability Distributions and the Decision to Save"

November 30
Hiro Yoshikawa, New York University
"Do Effects of Welfare-to-Work Policies on Adult Economic and Child Outcomes Differ by Parents' Initial Likelihood to Be Employed?"


 

Spring 2001

April 13
Sydney Hans, University of Chicago
"Drugs, Mothers, and Children"

April 27
David Blau, University of North Carolina
"The Economics of Child Care"

May 4
Fredrick Morrison, Loyola University of Chicago
"Early Academic Problems and The Role of Learning-Related Social Skills"

May 11
Byron Egeland, University of Minnesota
"Home Visitation Programs and High Risk Families"

May 25
Ross Thompson, University of Nebraska
"Young Children's Understandings of Conscience and Morality"

June 1
Larry Steinberg, Temple University
"Should Juvenile Offenders Be Tried as Adults?"