New Research On Income Instability

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November 14, 2008
Michigan Union, Pendleton Room (2nd Floor)
530 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1308


Co-Sponsored by the Panel Study of Income Dynamics and the National Poverty Center

9:00–9:45 am Continental Breakfast & Registration
9:45–10:00 am Welcome & Introduction: Sheldon Danziger, National Poverty Center

10:00–11:00 am

“Hard Times: The Coping Strategies of Lower-income Women During a Recession”
Kristin Seefeldt, University of Michigan
Helen Levy, University of Michigan

11:00 am–12:00 pm


"Variations in the Duration and Risk of Experiencing Poverty in Adulthood”
Lloyd Grieger, University of Michigan
Sheldon Danziger, University of Michigan
Peter Gottschalk, Boston College

12:00–1:10 pm

Lunch break

1:10–2:10 pm

"Trends in the Transitory Variance of Male Earnings
in the U.S., 1970-2004"
PDF Document
Robert Moffitt, Johns Hopkins University
Peter Gottschalk, Boston College

2:10–3:10 pm

“Trends in Men’s Earnings Volatility: What Does the Panel Study of Income Dynamics Show?” PDF Document
Donggyun Shin, Hanyang Univeristy
Gary Solon, Michigan State University

3:10–3:30 pm

Concluding Comments