Labor Markets and Less-Skilled Workers Conference in November 1998

H. C. Covington (ach1@sprynet.com)
Mon, 10 Aug 1998 09:41:06 -0500


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Labor Markets and Less-Skilled Workers
November 1998
Northwestern University=20


The Poverty Research Center has commissioned research for a conference =
on Labor Markets and Less-Skilled Workers to be held on November 5-6, =
1998. The conference will take place at the Georgetown Conference Center =
in Washington, DC.=20
Click here for the preliminary conference schedule.=20
A closed pre-conference for authors was held at Northwestern on March =
20, 1998.

The conference will address crucial questions regarding the barriers and =
possibilities for increased employment, training programs and earnings =
among less-skilled workers, particularly public assistance recipients. =
Topics will focus on key unanswered policy and research questions. Each =
paper will summarize existing evidence on a particular issue, review any =
major data trends, and utilize new evidence from national surveys, =
current state programs or recent demonstration projects. Where =
appropriate, authors have been encouraged to talk with program officials =
in states that are testing new or innovative policy approaches.=20

The conference is being organized by David Card, a labor economist at =
the University of California at Berkeley, and Rebecca Blank an economist =
teaching at Northwestern University and presently serving on the =
President's Council of Economic Advisors.=20
The following papers will be presented:


a.. New Approaches to Increasing Work and Income
    Rebecca Blank, David Card, and Philip Robins, University of Miami
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    b.. Displacement and Wage Effects of Welfare Reform=20
    Timothy Bartik, W.E. Upjohn Institute
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    c.. The Effects of Time Limits
    Robert Moffitt, Johns Hopkins University
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    d.. Job Stability and Job Change Among Less Skilled Workers
    Robert LaLonde, Michigan State University; Harry Holzer, Michigan =
State University
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    e.. Male/Female Differences in the Low-Wage Labor Market
    Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University
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    f.. Subsidizing Wages
    Doug Holtz-Eakin, Syracuse University; Stacy Dickert-Conlin, =
Syracuse University
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    g.. Wage Progression Among Less Skilled Workers
    Chris Taber, Northwestern University
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    h.. Local Labor Markets and Demand for Less Skilled Workers
    Hilary Hoynes, University of California, Berkeley
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    i.. Public Sector Employment
    David Ellwood, Harvard University
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    j.. Child Care and Mothers in the Labor Market
    Patty Anderson, Dartmouth College; Philip Levine, Wellesley College
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    k.. Immigrants and Welfare
    Kristin Butcher, Boston College
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    l.. Health Care and Work in Low Wage Jobs
    Janet Currie, University of California, Los Angeles; Aaron Yelowitz, =
University of California, Los Angeles
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    More information on the exact date, schedule and registration policy =
will be provided as it becomes available.=20




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PRC Conference: Labor Markets and = Less-Skilled Workers
 

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Labor Markets and Less-Skilled = Workers
November=20 1998
Northwestern University

The Poverty Research Center has commissioned research = for a=20 conference on Labor Markets and Less-Skilled Workers to be held on = November 5-6,=20 1998. The conference will take place at the Georgetown Conference Center = in=20 Washington, DC.
Click here = for the=20 preliminary conference = schedule.=20

A closed pre-conference for authors was held at Northwestern on March = 20,=20 1998.

The conference will address crucial questions regarding the barriers = and=20 possibilities for increased employment, training programs and earnings = among=20 less-skilled workers, particularly public assistance recipients. Topics = will=20 focus on key unanswered policy and research questions. Each paper will = summarize=20 existing evidence on a particular issue, review any major data trends, = and=20 utilize new evidence from national surveys, current state programs or = recent=20 demonstration projects. Where appropriate, authors have been encouraged = to talk=20 with program officials in states that are testing new or innovative = policy=20 approaches.=20

The conference is being organized by David Card, a labor economist at = the=20 University of California at Berkeley, and Rebecca Blank an economist = teaching at=20 Northwestern University and presently serving on the President's Council = of=20 Economic Advisors.
The following papers will be presented:

More information on the exact date, schedule and registration policy = will be=20 provided as it becomes available.=20


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