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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. It was the third in a series of conferences examining the long-run impact of early life events and highlighting the importance of this emerging area of study. The goal of these conferences has been to accelerate
2011 -
Presented by Professor Kerwin Kofi Charles , University of Chicago. Co-sponsored with the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
2008 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
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 -
About the Conference Health policy is often equated with health insurance and programs explicitly linked with the provision of medical and health services. However, many public policies and expenditures can and do affect population health and health disparities, even though health is neither a central goal nor an anticipated side effect of these efforts.
2006 -
Sponsors and Organizers This working conference is sponsored by the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. The conference has been organized by Evelyn Brodkin, University of Chicago; Ann Lin, University of Michigan; Yeheskel Hasenfeld, UCLA; Marcia Meyers, University of Washington; and Kristin Seefeldt, University of Michigan.
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