2009 Summer Workshop:
Analyzing Poverty and Socioeconomic Trends Using the American Community Survey (ACS)

Deadline for Receipt of Applications: February 27, 2009

June 22-26, 2009
Ann Arbor, MI

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

Request for Applications PDF Document

The National Poverty Center at the University of Michiganís Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy invites applications for participants in a five-day workshop that will take place in Ann Arbor during the last week of June, 2009. Participants will be provided with training in the use of the micro-data from the Census Bureauís annual American Community Survey (ACS) to understand social and economic issues affecting low-income populations and carry out their own analyses.

The workshop will be directed by Reynolds Farley, the Dudley Duncan Professor Emeritus at the Population Studies Center in the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, in collaboration with his colleagues: Albert Anderson and Lisa Neidert. There will also be presentations by nationally recognized poverty researchers, including some whose research is based upon ACS data. The National Poverty Center will pay the costs of travel, lodging, and meals for participants.

Aims for this workshop include the following:

Applications will be accepted from faculty, postdoctoral fellows, advanced doctoral students, federal and state-level policy and research analysts, and others who would benefit from this workshop. Preference will be given to applicants who meet at least one of the following criteria:

Direct Questions to:

ATTN: 2009 Summer Workshop
Shawn Marie Pelak, 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

Phone: 734-615-3890
Email: spelak@umich.edu