The Impact of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations on the Lives of Low Income Families

Sponsored by the National Poverty Center, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan.

June 7, 2007
Washington, DC.

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Conference agenda

Proposed conference papers

Religion and Relationship Quality among Low-Income Couples. Daniel Lichter, Cornell University and Julie Carmalt, Cornell University.

Living and Loving 'Decent': Religion and Relationship Quality in Urban America. W. Bradford Wilcox, University of Virginia and Nicholas Wolfinger, University of Utah.

The Role of Religious and other Non-Profit Organizations in the Lives of Disadvantaged Youth. Thomas DeLeire, Congressional Budget Office; Rajeev Dehejia, Tufts University; Erzo Luttmer, Harvard University; and Josh Mitchell, Harvard University.

The Impact of Religion on Youth in Disadvantaged Families. Dean Lillard, Cornell University and Joseph Price, Cornell University.

Survivors Perceptions of Federal, Non-Governmental, and Faith-Based Responses to Hurricane Katrina. Megan Reid, University of Texas, Austin.

Tangible and Spiritual Relief after the Storm: The Religious Communities’ Response to Katrina. Daphne Cain, Louisiana State University and Juan Barthelemy, Louisiana State University.

Access and Stability: Comparing Faith-based, Secular Non-profit, and Government Service Providers in Three Cities. Scott Allard, Northwestern University. To read a final version of this paper, click here.

Faith- and Community-Based Services: How can They Complement the Public Workforce Investment System? Diane Paulsell, Jeffrey Max, Michelle Derr and Andrew Burwick, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Religion and Community empowerment: Activities of Faith-based organizations and Low-income Families in Indiana. Marci Littlefield, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis