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Nov
16
Overview 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.
2006 -
May
04
Overview 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.
2006 -
Feb
15
Andrew Cherlin, Benjamin H. Griswold, III, Professor of Public Policy in the Department of Sociology , Johns Hopkins University. Co-sponsored by the Population Studies Seminar.
2006 -
Apr
27
Joseph White will talk about the politics of cost containment in the U.S. health care system. Joe is famous for his insightful and sharply expressed views on health care and other social policy issues, as well as on budget politics. His writings include 'False Alarm: Why the Greatest Threat to Social Security and Medicare is the Campaign to Save Them' (Johns Hopkins University Press 2001), and 'Competing Solutions: American Health Care Proposals and International Experience' (Brookings, 1995).
2005 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm