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Monday, June 23, 2003
2003 Summer Workshop: Analyzing Poverty and Welfare Trends Using Census 2000
All Day Event

At our first annual Summer Workshop, participants learned how to use the latest Census Bureau datasets to better understand social and economic issues affecting low-income populations.

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Race and Space in Urban America: Perspectives from Census 2000
All Day Event

William H. Frey, Population Studies Center, U-M. Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy, The Brookings Institution.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003
Thursday, June 26, 2003
Demographic Inquiry into Cohabiting Unions in the United States: What Can Qualitative Data Tell Us?
All Day Event

Pamela Smock, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology. Senior Associate Research Scientist, ISR/Population Studies. Associate Director, Institute for Social Research.

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Thursday, September 04, 2003
Marriage and Family Formation Among Low-Income Couples: What Do We Know From Research?
All Day Event

This event - the National Poverty Center's inaugural research conference - brought together over 150 scholars, policy analysts, and practitioners who work on issues related to marriage, cohabitation, and family functioning among the low-income population.

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Tuesday, October 07, 2003
The New Annual Poverty Estimates: What's Behind the Numbers?
All Day Event

Daniel Weinberg, U.S. Bureau of the Census, with comments by Rebecca Blank and Sheldon Danziger

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Thursday, October 16, 2003
Measuring Poverty in a Growing World (or Measuring Growth in a Poor World)
All Day Event

Angus Deaton, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. Co-sponsored with the William Davidson Institute & the Department of Economics Labor Seminar.

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Thursday, October 23, 2003
Workshop on Uses of the PSID to Study Health-Related Issues
All Day Event

Workshop on Uses of the PSID to Study Health-Related Issues. Co-sponsored with the Panel Study of Income Dynamics.

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Thursday, October 30, 2003
Homer Gets a Tax Cut: Inequality and Public Policy in the American Mind
All Day Event

Larry M. Bartels, Princeton University.

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Monday, November 10, 2003
Marriage on the Public Policy Agenda: What Do Policymakers Need to Know From Research?
All Day Event

Pamela Smock and Kristin Seefeldt, University of Michigan.

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Thursday, December 11, 2003
The New African American Inequality
All Day Event

Michael Katz, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

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Monday, January 19, 2004
Race, Poverty, and Educational Disparities
All Day Event

Ronald Ferguson, Harvard University and Carla O'Connor, University of Michigan, speakers.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Monday, March 08, 2004
Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Friday, March 12, 2004
Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Friday, March 26, 2004
Monday, March 29, 2004
Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Thursday, April 08, 2004
Monday, June 14, 2004
2004 Summer Workshop: Analyzing Poverty and Welfare Trends Using Census 2000
All Day Event

This workshop largely replicated last year's successful course. Read about the 2003 Summer Workshop, including participant comments.Participants were provided with training in the use of the 1% and 5% Public Use Micro-sample from Census 2000 and other Census Bureau datasets so that they can better understand social and economic issues affecting low-income populations and carry out their own analyses.

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Poverty in America: Empirical Trends and Theoretical Explanations
All Day Event

This workshop was designed as an intense mini-graduate course on poverty, providing the background to persons who want to offer undergraduate courses or engage in poverty-related research but who did not receive substantive training about poverty research in their graduate work.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Tuesday, July 20, 2004
NPC Conference on Poverty & Health
All Day Event

This conference features the 5 projects that we funded in 2003, each of which explored aspects of the complex relationship between poverty and health.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
Monday, November 01, 2004
Monday, March 21, 2005
Thursday, March 24, 2005
Thursday, April 07, 2005
European Union Social Policy in a Global Context
4:00 PM
A 2005 Citigroup Foundation Lecture from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

This lecture was the keynote address for the conference, 'Changing Social Policies for Low-Income Families and Less-Skilled Workers in the EU and the U.S.,' jointly sponsored by the National Poverty Center and the European Union Center, University of Michigan.

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Friday, April 22, 2005
Thursday, June 09, 2005
Working and Poor: How Economic and Policy Changes Are Affecting Low-Wage Workers.
All Day Event

Fourteen papers will be presented by leading economists and other social scientists on the relationship between the macroeconomy, policy changes, poverty rates, and the extent of economic need. The papers, commissioned by the National Poverty Center, utilize the most current available data to explore topics such as:

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Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Thursday, June 23, 2005
Monday, June 27, 2005
Mixed Methods Research on Economic Conditions, Public Policy, and Family and Child Well-Being
All Day Event

Organized for the National Poverty Center by Ariel Kalil and Hiro Yoshikawa. June 27-28, 2005.

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Monday, July 11, 2005
New Directions for Research on Social Policy and Organizational Practices
All Day Event

Organized by Kristin Seefeldt, Evelyn Brodkin (Univ. of Chicago), Zeke Hasenfeld (UCLA), Ann Lin (UM), and Marcia Meyers (Univ.of Washington).

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Thursday, September 01, 2005
Colors of Poverty
All Day Event

Organized for the National Poverty Center by David Harris, Cornell University and Ann Lin, University of Michigan.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Thursday, September 29, 2005
Debating Social Security Reform
3:30 PM

As the Debate on Social Security reform goes forward the focus on private accounts remains at its forefront. We invite you to join the discussion with keynote speaker Edward Gramlich. Edward Gramlich is the Interim Provost at U-M and the Richard A. Musgrave Professor at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

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Thursday, October 06, 2005
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Monday, February 06, 2006
Head Start Turns 40: Historical Perspectives and Recent Research
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Ronna Cook, Associate Director of the Human Services Research Group, Westat, Inc. and Maris Vinovskis, A. M. and H. P. Bentley Professor of History and Professor of Public Policy, University of Michigan, moderated by Edward Gramlich, Interim Provost, University of Michigan; Richard A. Musgrave Professor at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. The program is sponsored by National Poverty Center and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

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Thursday, February 09, 2006
Health Effects of Non-Health Policies
All Day Event

Organized for the National Poverty Center by James House, Bob Schoeni, George Kaplan, and Harold Pollack.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Friday, March 10, 2006
Monday, March 20, 2006
Monday, April 03, 2006
Thursday, May 04, 2006
The Well Being of Families and Children as Measured by Consumption Behavior
All Day Event

Traditional measures of poverty are based on income: if income is below a given threshold, then the family is determined to be poor. Some economists have suggested that a family's well-being is better measured by their total spending rather than their total income. That is, some families can have a satisfactory standard of living even if they have low current income. This may be due to the fact that the family can support consumption by drawing down assets.

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Monday, September 18, 2006
Monday, September 25, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Income Volatility and Implications for Food Assistance Programs II
All Day Event

The National Poverty Center (NPC), Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan and the Economic Research Service (ERS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), sponsored a research conference to be held in Washington, DC, on November 16-17, 2006. The program, organized by Rebecca Blank and Sheldon Danziger on behalf of the NPC, and Dean Jolliffe and David Smallwood on behalf of ERS, consisted of eight to ten papers, with one discussant per paper. Selected conference papers are likely to appear in a conference volume or special issue of a journal.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Friday, February 09, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Latinos, immigration policy and the national interest
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
2007 Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series

Cecilia Muñoz, Vice President, Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation, National Council of La Raza; Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

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Monday, April 02, 2007
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
The Impact of Religion and Faith-based Organizations on the Lives of Low-Income Families
8:45 AM -  4:30 PM

On June 7, 2007 the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan will host a conference entitled The Impact of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations on the Lives of Low Income Families.

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Monday, October 08, 2007
Marital Sorting, Household Labor Supply, and Intergenerational Earnings Mobility across Countries
12:00 PM -  1:00 PM

Markus Jäntti will discuss new research on intergenerational earnings mobility for Denmark, Finland, Norway, the UK and the US, with a focus on the role of gender and marital status.

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Thursday, October 11, 2007
Access, Assets and Poverty
All Day Event

The National Poverty Center (NPC) and the Ford Foundation, will sponsor a research conference to be held in Washington, DC, in the Fall of 2007. The program organized by Rebecca Blank and Michael Barr on behalf of the NPC, will bring together in one project a set of papers that cover a diverse set of topics relating to the financial lives of low income families.

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Monday, November 19, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Workshop on the Long-run Impact of Early Life Events
All Day Event

There is growing awareness of the impact of early childhood events on a wide range of long run outcomes. On December 14 and 15, 2007, the National Poverty Center sponsored a workshop on the Long-run Impacts of Early Life Events to give leading researchers the opportunity to engage in a broad discussion of new findings and avenues for future research. The ten papers presented over the course of two days covered both pre- and post- natal influences on later outcomes, and considered biological, social, and economics causes and effects.

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Monday, January 07, 2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Jobs and Housing: Trust, Distrust, and Social Class in the Black Community
3:00 PM -  5:00 PM

Hosted as part of the University of Michigan's 2008 Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium.

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008
The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Katherine Newman, Princeton University. Co-sponsored with the National Poverty Center

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Friday, April 04, 2008
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Black-White Differences in Economic Well-being
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Kerwin Kofi Charles Lectures
Steans Family Professor at the Harris School, University of Chicago
Scholar in Residence at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Lectures are co-sponsored by the National Poverty Center.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Disparities and Prejudice: An Economic Analysis
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Kerwin Kofi Charles Lectures
Steans Family Professor at the Harris School, University of Chicago
Scholar in Residence at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Lectures are co-sponsored by the National Poverty Center.

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Monday, September 22, 2008
The Wrong Side(s) of the Tracks: The Causal Effects of Racial Segregation on Urban Poverty and Inequality
12:00 PM -  1:00 PM

Elizabeth Oltmans Ananat, Duke University. Co-sponsored with the Population Studies Center.

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Friday, November 14, 2008
New Research on Income Instability
10:00 AM -  3:30 PM

Featuring four papers by Peter Gottschalk and Robert Moffitt; Donggyun Shin and Gary Solon; Kristin Seefeldt and Helen Levy; Lloyd Greiger, Sheldon Danziger and Peter Gottschalk.

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Monday, January 12, 2009
Adversity and Resilience after Hurricane Katrina
All Day Event

Lecture by Mary C. Waters, Harvard University and Christina Paxson, Princeton University

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Friday, January 23, 2009
Understanding the Economic Concepts and Characteristics of Food Access
All Day Event

Jointly sponsored by the National Poverty Center, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan and the Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Charting a Course for the Next Generation: Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
A 2009 Citigroup Foundation Lecture from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund

The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy's 2009 Citigroup Foundation Lecture. Co-sponsored by the National Poverty Center and the Students of Color in Public Policy.

Hosted as part of the University of Michiga's 2009 Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium.

Marian Wright Edelman will speak from her new book, The Sea Is So Wide and My Boat Is So Small: Charting a Course for the Next Generation, which she wrote as a call to action for all Americans to address the urgent needs of our country's youth.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Working after Welfare: How Women Balance Jobs and Family in the Wake of Welfare Reform
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Reception and booksigning to follow.

Kristin Seefeldt, a Research Investigator at the Ford School and Assistant Director of the National Poverty Center, will speak from her new book, published December, 2008 by the W.E. Upjohn Institute.

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Friday, March 06, 2009
More than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

featuring William Julius Wilson, Harvard University

Keynote speaker for the Interdisciplinary Group on Poverty and Inequality conference 'Emerging Issues in Poverty and Inequality'

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More than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Keynote speaker for the Interdisciplinary Group on Poverty and Inequality conference 'Emerging Issues in Poverty and Inequality'

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Thursday, March 12, 2009
The Economics and Psychology of Inequality and Human Development
3:30 PM -  5:00 PM

Recent research on the economics of human development deepens understanding of the origins of inequality and excellence. It draws on and contributes to personality psychology and the psychology of human development. Inequalities in family environments and investments in children are substantial. They causally affect the development of capabilities.

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Friday, April 03, 2009
Financial Risk, Assets, and Poverty
9:00 AM -  3:15 PM

Please RSVP to attend this workshop indicating whether you will attend breakfast and/or lunch.

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Monday, May 04, 2009
Insufficient Funds: Savings, Assets, Credit and Banking Among Low-Income Households
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

More low-income families now need assistance on how to find financial vehicles that will allow them to more effectively manage debt, savings and their financial lives. A recently released book edited by Rebecca M. Blank and Michael S. Barr, Insufficient Funds: Savings, Assets, Credit, and Banking among Low-Income Households (Russell Sage Press, 2009) discusses the problems and suggests how to bring more low-income families into the formal financial sector by offering them better financial service products. The book also recommends improved opportunities for saving, and regulation of credit and financial markets in ways that help lower-income families avoid credit and investment options that create long-term financial problems. Insufficient Funds is the fourth volume in the National Poverty Center Series on Poverty and Public Policy, published by the Russell Sage Foundation, featuring NPC research.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The Economy, Public Policy and Poverty in the U.S.: What Changes Can President Obama Make?
4:00 PM -  5:00 PM

Professor Danziger is the Henry J. Meyer Distinguished University Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Research Professor at the Population Studies Center. His research focuses on social welfare policies and on the effects of economic, demographic, and public policy changes on trends in poverty and inequality. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, Director of the National Poverty Center, and Director of the Research and Training Program on Poverty and Public Policy. Professor Danziger received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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The Economy, Public Policy and Poverty in the U.S.: What Changes Can President Obama Make?
4:00 PM -  5:00 PM

Professor Danziger is the Henry J. Meyer Distinguished University Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Research Professor at the Population Studies Center. His research focuses on social welfare policies and on the effects of economic, demographic, and public policy changes on trends in poverty and inequality. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, Director of the National Poverty Center, and Director of the Research and Training Program on Poverty and Public Policy. Professor Danziger received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Monday, January 11, 2010
Unions, Norms and the Rise in American Earnings Inequality
12:00 PM -  1:30 PM

We study the effect of deunionization on rising inequality, with a variance decomposition that accounts for how unions raise average earnings and also reduce inequality in earnings among union workers.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010
Introduction to the Survey of Income and Program Participation
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

This workshop is the first of two sessions that will provide an introduction to the SIPP, a nationally representative survey administered by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Friday, April 09, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Reflections from the Human Services side of Health and Human Services: evidence, challenges, and public perceptions
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
A 2010 Distinguished Lecture sponsored by the Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies
David R. Harris

David R. Harris is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He leads the Office of Human Services Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE).

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Thursday, December 02, 2010
The impact of state-led immigration reform: Labor market evidence from Arizona
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Steven Raphael

With the federal government on the sidelines of immigration reform, several states have passed legislation meant to control and deter unauthorized immigration. Arguably the most restrictive of such efforts is Arizona's 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act (LAWA), which in part holds employers accountable for verifying worker eligibility. Dr. Raphael's lecture will assess the labor market effects of LAWA and whether LAWA has changed the demographic composition of Arizona's resident population.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Rethinking the Safety Net After the Great Recession
10:00 AM -  4:00 PM

This working seminar brought together a small group of researchers, policymakers, Congressional and HHS staff, and state and local administrators interested in issues related to 'the safety net,' with a particular focus on issues related to the TANF program. This goal of this event was to facilitate open discussion about future research and policy directions. We examined how the safety net functioned during the recession and how programs and policies might best respond in the near term, given the high unemployment rates which are forecast. The agenda, recommended readings, and presentation slides may be found below.

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Thursday, May 05, 2011
The Long Run Impacts of Early Life Events III
All Day Event

This conference on the 'Long-run Impacts of Early Life Events,' brought together leading researchers to engage in a broad discussion of new findings and avenues for future research in this area. The conference featured paper and poster presentations from a range of scientific disciplines, including economics, demography, epidemiology, and human development.

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Friday, April 27, 2012
2012 Graduation Open House
3:00 PM -  5:00 PM

All students, family, and friends are cordially invited to meet the faculty and staff of the Ford School and tour the classrooms, public spaces, and suites of Weill Hall, which opened its doors just six years ago.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Other America: Then and Now - Increasing global competitiveness through informal science education
2:15 PM -  3:45 PM

Students in the U.S. currently rank 25th in math and 17th in science among their peers in other industrialized countries. Yet research shows that 80 percent of future jobs will require literacy and skills in these areas. To meet future workforce needs and maintain our global competitiveness, we must improve science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills among students and increase access to STEM careers particularly among underrepresented populations. Afterschool programs have begun to play a significant role in developing new informal science education approaches for students across the country. This panel will explore future workforce demands in STEM fields, provide statewide examples of how STEM afterschool initiatives are developing college and career-ready students, and discuss the importance of informal science education initiatives for student success.

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The Other America: Then and Now - The future of workforce development: Employment challenges and the skill needs of companies and communities
2:15 PM -  3:45 PM

The recent recession and weak economic recovery have been characterized by historically high rates of long-term unemployment. Workers confronted with persistent unemployment face a number of challenges, including the threat of skills atrophy and becoming less attractive to prospective employers. Moreover, the dichotomy between workers continues to expand, as those with high levels of education and skills can command high wages, and those with little education and low skill levels can command only low wages in the service industry. Workforce development efforts are responding to these challenges with different approaches, many with an emphasis on business and industry sector-based approaches. This session will explore the employment and skill-building challenges and opportunities in different communities around the state and describe successful efforts to increase employment and satisfy the demand of local businesses.

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The Other America: Then and Now - One nation, (in)divisible: The future of inequality in America
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

How big is the current cultural, economic, and social divide? How does it differ from the divide Michael Harrington brought to light 50 years ago in his book, The Other America? What is the role of government as inequality rises? What can be done to close the gap? Syndicated columnist, Clarence Page, will moderate this debate between Jared Bernstein and Charles Murray on the future of inequality in America.

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Monday, November 19, 2012
Michigan's recession and recovery: Opportunities for the research, non-profit, and civic engagement communities
1:30 PM -  3:30 PM

This event will bring together a variety of stakeholders to discuss what we know, what we are doing, and what can be done to address the continued hardships faced by many Michigan residents in the wake of the Great Recession and the current slow economic recovery.

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Friday, May 03, 2013
2013 Graduation Open House
3:00 PM -  5:00 PM

Students, family, and friends are invited to meet the faculty and staff of the Ford School and tour the classrooms, public spaces, and suites of Weill Hall, which opened its doors in 2006!

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Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Legacies of the war on poverty, lessons for the future
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a forum that will offer diverse perspectives on the effects of anti-poverty policies in the U.S. in areas such as educational attainment, employment, earnings and living standards and health over the past five decades and in the years to come.

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Friday, March 21, 2014
Book talk and book signing: Ain't No Trust
12:00 PM -  1:30 PM

Judith Levine, Ph.D. of Temple University will speak about her new book, Ain't No Trust.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Inequality in America
4:00 PM
2014 Citi Foundation Lecture with Rebecca M. Blank, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rebecca Blank will deliver the Citi Foundation Policy Talks @ the Ford School keynote of the two-day Poverty, Policy, and People: 25 Years of Research and Training at the University of Michigan.

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Poverty, Policy, and People: 25 Years of Research and Training at the University of Michigan
All Day Event

An academic conference in honor of The Research and Training Program on Poverty and Public Policy, which has been directed by Sheldon H. Danziger for a quarter century, sponsored by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the National Poverty Center, University of Michigan, with generous support from the Ford Foundation.

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Friday, April 11, 2014
Poverty, Policy, and People: 25 Years of Research and Training at the University of Michigan
All Day Event

An academic conference in honor of The Research and Training Program on Poverty and Public Policy, which has been directed by Sheldon H. Danziger for a quarter century, sponsored by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the National Poverty Center, University of Michigan, with generous support from the Ford Foundation.

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Friday, May 02, 2014
2014 Graduation Open House
3:00 PM -  5:00 PM

Students, family, and friends are invited to meet the faculty and staff of the Ford School and tour the classrooms, public spaces, and suites of Weill Hall, which opened its doors in 2006!

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Saturday, May 03, 2014
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 2014 Commencement
5:00 PM -  6:45 PM

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. The Charge to the Class will be delivered by U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-MI).

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