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Institute for Social Research pres.

The War on Poverty Project: Evaluating the lasting, economic effects of the War on Poverty

Hilary Hoynes

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Friday, December 14

9:00-9:20am Martha Bailey: Welcome and introductions
9:20-10:00am Chloe Gibbs: “Breaking the Cycle? Intergenerational Effects of an Anti-Poverty Program in Early Childhood” (with Andrew Barr)
10:00-10:40am Douglas Miller: “Selection into Identification in Fixed Effects Models, with Application to Head Start”

10:40am Break

10:50-11:30am Martha Bailey: “Prep School for Poor Kids’: The Long-Run Impact of Head Start on Human Capital and Productivity” (with Shuqiao Sun and Brenden Timpe)

11:30am-1:10pm Lunch Break

1:10-2:00pm Hilary Hoynes: “Is the Social Safety Net a Long-Term Investment? Large-Scale Evidence from the Food Stamps Program,” a joint presentation of Economic History and Labor Economics Seminars
2:00-2:40pm Valentina Duque: “The Long-Term Health and Economic Benefits of Community Health Centers” (with Martha Bailey and Andrew Goodman-Bacon)

2:40pm Break

2:50-3:30pm Olga Malkova: “Does Parents’ Access to Family Planning Increase Children’s Opportunities? Evidence from the War on Poverty and the Early Years of Title X” (with Martha Bailey and Zoe McLaren)
Short talks (~15 min each):

Jacob Bastian: “The Rise of Working Mothers and the 1975 Earned Income Tax Credit”
Andrew Goodman-Bacon: “A Strong Start: Short- and Long-Run Effects from Medicaid’s Introduction”
Jamein Cunningham: “Legal Services and the Civilian Perspective”
Rob Gillezeau: “The Community Action Program and the 1960s Uprisings”
Nic Duquette: “Beethoven, Baumol and Bloat: The Establishment of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Professionalization of American Orchestras” (with Mirae Kim)
Bryan Stuart: “The Economic Impact of a High National Minimum Wage: Evidence from the 1966 Fair Labor Standards Act” (with Martha Bailey and John DiNardo)
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