Mixed Methods Research on Economic Conditions, Public Policy, and Family and Child Well-Being
June 27-28, 2005
Michigan Union Anderson Room
Ann Arbor, MI
Conference Day 1 (Monday June 27)
8:00-8:45: Breakfast Anderson ABC, Michigan Union
8:45-9:00: Welcome and opening remarks: Ariel Kalil, University of Chicago and Hiro Yoshikawa, New York University.
9:00-10:15: Session I
"What Earnings and Income Buy. The 'Basics' Plus 'A Little Extra': Implications for Family and Child Well-Being." Rashmita Mistry, University of California, Los Angeles and Ted Lowe, University of California, Los Angeles.
Discussants: Nicole Gardner Neblett, University of Michigan, and Noemi Enchautegui-de-Jesus, Syracuse University.
10:15-12:30: Session II
Plenary Session: Intra-Household Resource Allocation and Investments in Children.
"Earnings, Transfers and Living Arrangements in Fragile Families: Who Pays the Bills?" Katherine Magnuson, University of Wisconsin and Tim Smeeding, Syracuse University.
Who Shares What with Whom? Consumer, Family, and Household Units in the SIPP." Kathy Short, U.S. Census Bureau, and Tim Smeeding, Syracuse University.
"The Impact of Public Policies on Within-Household Inequalities in the UK." Holly Sutherland, University of Essex, Susan Himmelweit, the Open University, and Fran Bennett, the University of Oxford.
Discussants: Julieta Lugo-Gil, New York University, Sheldon Danziger, University of Michigan, and Kathryn Edin, University of Pennsylvania.
12:30-1:30: Lunch Anderson D, Michigan Union
1:30-2:45: Session III Anderson ABC, Michigan Union
"Partners' Views of Fragile Families: How Do They Differ? Why Does It Matter?" Maureen Waller, Cornell University and Marianne Bitler, Public Policy Institute of California.
Discussants: Sandra Danziger, University of Michigan and Andrew London, Syracuse University.
2:45-4:00: Session IV
"Families Across Households: Who Gets Counted and the Implications for Family Functioning" Rukmalie Jayakody, Pennsylvania State University and Kristin Seefeldt, University of Michigan.
Discussants: Pam Smock, University of Michigan, and Christina Gibson-Davis, Duke University.
4:15-5:30: Session V:
Keynote Address and group discussion: "Merging Different Perspectives, Starting From Different Places."
Speakers: Greg Duncan, Northwestern University and Kathryn Edin, University of Pennsylvania.
5:30-6:45: Reception Anderson D, Michigan Union
(Dinner on own)
Day 2 (Tuesday June 28)
7:45-8:30: Breakfast Anderson ABC, Michigan Union
8:30-9:45: Session VI:
"Mixing Qualitative Methods and Experimental Designs: The Case of Moving to Opportunity." Susan Clampet-Lundquist, Princeton University; Kathy Edin, University of Pennsylvania; Jeff Kling, Princeton; Greg Duncan, Northwestern.
Discussants: Ruby Mendenhall, University of Chicago and Hiro Yoshikawa, New York University.
9:45-11:00: Session VII:
"Preparing the Way: Early Head Start and the Socio-emotional Health of Infants and Toddlers." Krista Perreira, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Linda Beeber, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Discussants: Niobe Way, New York University and Ariel Kalil, University of Chicago.
11:15-12:30: Session VIII:
"The Decline in Welfare Caseloads: An Organizational Perspective" Marcia Meyers, University of Washington.
Discussants: Celeste Watkins, Northwestern University, Janice Johnson , University of Michigan, and Ajay Chaudry, New York State Department of Family Assistance.
12:30-1:00: Session IX:
"Sketching Out a Mixed-Methods Research Agenda." Ariel Kalil, University of Chicago and Hiro Yoshikawa, New York University.
1:00: Lunch and departures Anderson ABC, Michigan Union