2006 Summer Workshop:
Poverty and Child Development Data Workshop

June 12-16, 2006
Ann Arbor, MI

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


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The National Poverty Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan invited applications for participants in a five-day workshop that took place in Ann Arbor from June 12-16, 2006. This workshop was designed as an introduction to the data sets and key empirical papers related to research on child development for low-income children. It intended to provide the background to persons who wish to learn about the assortment of longitudinal and experimental data used in research in this area. The content of the data sets were explained and one or two key research papers based on the data sets were discussed. Time constraints precluded hands-on computer experience with the data sets themselves.

The instructors for the workshop were Greg J. Duncan, the Edwina S. Tarry Professor of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University and Katherine Magnuson, Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin. The workshop featured presentations by other nationally recognized poverty researchers.

The workshop was designed for applicants who meet at least one of the following criteria:

Young scholars, with preference given to those who have received their Ph.D. since 2000.

Persons who are currently employed at universities and colleges that do not provide support for faculty to pursue additional training in poverty research, especially four-year teaching colleges;

Persons who are members of groups that are under-represented among poverty researchers and teachers. Faculty members from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Direct Questions to:

ATTN: 2006 Summer Workshop
Sarah Marsh, Program Manager
National Poverty Center
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
University of Michigan
5100 Weill Hall, 735 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091

Email: skmarsh@umich.edu

Funding for this workshop is provided by a co-operative agreement with the National Poverty Center from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services and by the University of Michigan.