NPC Conference on Poverty & Health

Date & time

Jul 20, 2004-May 23, 2024, 9:00-5:13 am EDT


University of Michigan Business School
Room 0770, Wyly Hall Ann Arbor, MI

Free and open to the public.


For 2003, our Poverty Research Grants program focused on funding research that will broaden our understanding of the linkages between poverty and health status. Learn more about the funded projects.

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

To read the conference papers, please click on the paper titles, below.


Tuesday, July 20

2:00-2:15 Welcome and Introductions

Session Chair for Tuesday afternoon: Harold Pollack, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

2:15-3:15 Does Food Stamp Receipt Mediate the Relationship Between Food Insufficiency and Mental Health?

Paper by Colleen M. Heflin and James P. Ziliak, University of Kentucky. Presented by James P. Ziliak.

Discussant: Steve Raphael, University of California, Berkeley

3:15-4:15 Effects of Child Health on Sources and Extent of Public Support

Paper by Kelly Noonan and Hope Corman, Rider University, Nancy E. Reichman, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Presented by Hope Corman.

Discussant: Kerwin Charles, University of Michigan

4:15-4:30 Break

4:30-5:30 Impact of Poverty and Household Food Insecurity on the Use of Preventive Medical Services in the California Health Interview Survey

Paper written and presented by Gail Harrison, UCLA School of Public Health

Discussant: Len Nichols, Center for Studying Health System Change

Wednesday, July 21

Session Chair: Sheldon Danziger

CANCELLED 9:00-10:00 Effects of Depression Symptoms on Employment and Job Transitions Among Mothers in Low-Income Families

Paper written and presented by Leigh Ann White, NORC/University of Chicago

Discussant: Rebecca Blank, University of Michigan

MOVED to EARLIER 9:00-10:00 Poverty Experience, Race, and Child Health

Paper by Jennifer Malat, University of Cincinnati and Hyun Joo Oh, University of California, San Francisco. Presented by Jennifer Malat.

Discussant: Robert Schoeni, University of Michigan

This event is held in cooperation with the invitation-only Economic Research Initiative on the Uninsured (ERIU) Research Conference: 'Coverage Dynamics and the Uninsured.' (July 18 - 20)