Call for Papers: Rural Dimensions of Welfare Reform

H. C. Covington -- I CAN America (
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Subject: Call for Papers: Rural Dimensions of Welfare Reform

                      Rural Dimensions of  Welfare Reform:
A Research Conference on Food Assistance, Poverty, and Welfare

                                   May 4-5, 2000
                                 Washington, D.C.

Deadline for abstracts or draft papers: September 10, 1999
Deadline for completed conference papers: April 7, 2000

Organized and sponsored by:
Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Joint Center for Poverty Research,
Northwestern University
University of Chicago,
Rural Policy Research Institute

Recent changes in welfare programs and food assistance policies have generated
considerable debate about how people in rural areas will fare under the new
To further our understanding of the rural dimension of poverty and welfare
and enable more informed policy judgments about the effects of reforms on rural
people and places, conference organizers seek high quality research papers on
rural or rural/urban comparative dimensions of food assistance, poverty, and

Send abstracts by e-mail to or in hard copy to:

Call for Papers, Rural Dimensions Conference,
The Joint Center for Poverty Research (JCPR)
Northwestern University
2046 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208]

For more information, see the JCPR website at,
or contact:

Leslie Whitener, Economic Research Service, 202-694-5444,

Greg Duncan, Joint Center for Poverty Research, 847-467-1503,

Bruce Weber, Rural Policy Research Institute, 541-737-1432,

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