Health Effects of Non-Health Policy

A conference and edited volume organized by the National Poverty Center

February 9-10, 2006,
Bethesda Hyatt Regency
One Bethesda Metro Center (7400 Wisconsin Ave),
Bethesda, Maryland, USA

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Conference Agenda (as of Nov. 9)
 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9

8:30-9:45: Continental Breakfast

10:00-10:30: Introductions and Overview of the Project

10:30-12:00: Housing and Neighborhoods
Chair: James Knickman, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Paper 1: Residential Environments and Obesity: What Can We Learn about Policy Interventions from Observational Studies?
Jeffrey D. Morenoff, Ana V. Diez Roux, Theresa Osypuk, and Ben Hansen, University of Michigan
Paper 2: Are Some Neighborhoods Bad for Your Health?
Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Columbia University, and Rebecca Fauth, National Center for Children and Families
Discussants: Christopher Jencks, Harvard University and Narayan Sastry, RAND Corporation

12:00-1:30: Lunch (invited speaker)

1:30-3:00: Civil Rights
Chair: Aixa Cintron-Velez, The Russell Sage Foundation
Paper 1: The Long-Run and Intergenerational Impact of Poor Infant Health: Evidence from Cohorts Born During the Civil Rights Era
Kenneth Y. Chay, University of California-Berkeley
Paper 2: Lifting Gates–Lengthening Lives: Did Civil Rights Policies Improve the Health of African-American Women in the 60's and 70's?
George A. Kaplan, Nalini Ranjit, Sarah Burgard, University of Michigan
Discussants: David Williams, University of Michigan; Harry Holzer, Georgetown University

3:00-3:30: Break

3:30-5:00: Education Policy
Chair: Michael Laracy, Annie E. Casey Foundation

Paper 1: Education and Health: Evaluating Theories and Evidence
David Cutler, Harvard University, and Adriana Lleras-Muney, Princeton University
Paper 2: Developmental Health Effects of Human Development Policies
Daniel P. Keating and Sharon Simonton, University of Michigan
Discussant: Lisa Berkman, Harvard University; Thomas J. Kane, Harvard University

5:00-6:30: Reception

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10

7:45-8:30: Continental Breakfast

8:30-10:00: Income Support
Chair: Eloise Anderson, Job Wave America

Paper 1:Did the Introduction of Food Stamps Affect Birth Outcomes in California?
Janet Currie, Columbia University, and Enrico Moretti, University of California-Berkeley
Paper 2: Income Support Policies and the Health of the Elderly
Pamela Herd, University of Wisconsin-Madison; James S. House and Robert F. Schoeni, University of Michigan
Discussants: Kim Lochner, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Douglas Miller, University of California-Davis

10:00-10:30: Break

10:30-12:00: Welfare Policy
Chair: Donald Oellerich, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Paper 1: The Effects of Welfare and Child Support Policies on Maternal Health
Jean Knab and Sara McLanahan, Princeton University; Irv Garfinkel, Columbia University
Paper 2: Welfare Reform and Indirect Impacts on Health
Marianne Bitler, Public Policy Institute of California, and Hilary Hoynes, University of California-Davis
Discussants: Rebecca Blank, University of Michigan; Katherine Newman, Princeton University

12:00-1:30: Lunch

1:30-3:00: Macroeconomic and Employment Policy
Chair: George Kaplan, University of Michigan

Paper 1: Breaking the Chain of Adversity Linking Employment Conditions to Health: Employment Policies and the Health and Well Being of Workers and their Families
Richard H. Price and Sarah Burgard, University of Michigan
Paper 2: The Effects of Macroeconomic Conditions on Health
Christopher J. Ruhm, University of North Carolina - Greensboro
Discussants: Douglas W. Elmendorf, Federal Reserve Board and Ray Catalano, University of California-Berkeley

3:00-3:45: Integrative Discussion
Comments from David Mechanic, Rutgers; Leonard Syme, University of California-Berkeley; and Harold Pollack, University of Chicago, followed by open discussion.

Adjourn

 


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