Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy

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An NBER/Universities' Research Conference on "Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy" took place in Cambridge on May 10 and 11, 2013. NBER Research Associates Phillip Levine of Wellesley College and Melissa Schettini Kearney of the University of Maryland organized the conference and chose these papers to discuss:

* Marianne Bitler, University of California, Irvine and NBER; Hilary Hoynes, University of California, Davis and NBER; and Elira Kuka, University of California, Davis, "Do In-Work Tax Credits Serve as a Safety Net?"

* Bhashkar Mazumder, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and Sarah Miller, University of Michigan, "The Effects of the Massachusetts Health Reform on Financial Well Being"

* Joanne Hsu, Federal Reserve Board, and David Matsa and Brian Melzer, Northwestern University, "Unemployment Insurance and Consumer Credit"

* Patricia Anderson, Dartmouth College and NBER; Kristin Butcher, Wellesley College and NBER; Hilary Hoynes; and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Northwestern University and NBER, "Understanding Food Security Over the Great Recession"

* Lucie Schmidt, Williams College, and Lara Shore-Sheppard and Tara Watson, Williams College and NBER, "The Effect of Safety Net Programs on Food Insecurity"

* Hannes Schwandt, Princeton University, "Unlucky Cohorts: Income, Health Insurance, and AIDS Mortality of Recession Graduates"

* Ariel Kalil, University of Chicago; Magne Mogstad, University College London; and Mari Rege and Mark Votruba, Case Western Reserve University, "Father Presence and the Intergenerational Transmission of Educational Attainment"

* Phillip Levine and Melissa Schettini Kearney, "Income Inequality and the Decision to Drop Out of High School"

* Anna Aizer, Brown University and NBER; Florencia Borrescio Higa, Brown University; and Hernan Winkler, University of California, Los Angeles "Impact of Rising Inequality on Health at Birth"

* Adriana Lleras-Muney, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER; Anna Aizer; Joseph Ferrie, Northwestern University and NBER; and Shari Eli, University of Toronto, "The Long Term Impact of Means-Tested Transfers: Evidence from the Mother's Pension Program"

* Anuj Shah, University of Chicago; Sendhil Mullainathan, Harvard University and NBER; and Eldar Shafir, Princeton University, "Poverty Impedes Cognitive Function"

Summaries of these papers are available at: http://conference. …

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