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Schedule of events, details, and RSVPs! read more »

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California’s program increased the probability that mothers in that state would be back at work within nine months to a year after giving birth, according to research by Christopher J. Ruhm, professor of public policy and economics at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and Charles L. Baum, professor of economics at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.  read more »

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White House Council of Economic Advisers report on the War on Poverty cites research by Gibbs published in the recent "Legacies of the War on Poverty" collection, in which she, along with Jens Ludwig and Douglas Miller, examines the legacy of Head Start and it's lasting impact. read more »

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Paid leave shouldn't be cast in such a narrow light, says University of Virginia's Christopher Ruhm. Paid family leave is a family values issue, although he admits the conservative politicians who employ that phrase aren't typically referring to the kind of work-life balance that, in his opinion, paid family leave allows read more »

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Congratulations to Chloe Gibbs, who received the 2014 Jean Flanigan Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Awards Committee for the Association for Education Finance & Policy (AEFP). She completed her dissertation, "Experimental and Quasi-experimental Evidence on the Impact of Full-day Kindergarten," at the University of Chicago. read more »

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The commission’s project director, Raymond Scheppach, will also take part in the roundtable. Scheppach, an economic fellow at the Miller Center and professor of practice at the Batten School, is the former executive director of the National Governors Association. read more »

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Does the current state of health care have you scratching your head? You’re not alone. To alleviate confusion and search for answers, the Department of Public Health Sciences in the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine is offering a free webinar course to students and community members that will feature guest lecturers considered to be the country’s elite health policy experts. read more »

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The “War on Poverty” was launched fifty years ago this January, 2014. To mark this event, the Center for Poverty Research will be holding a conference from Thursday, January 9 – Friday, January 10th, 2014 on the UC Davis Campus.  read more »

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Both liberals and conservatives believe they are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with the Affordable Care Act. With the HealthCare.gov Web site running more smoothly, liberals are confident that Obamacare will soon be entrenched. Just as Republicans in the 1950s came to accept Social Security to avoid electoral defeats, ACA supporters insist that conservatives are courting political disaster if they continue to oppose the law. Republicans have a different perspective. read more »

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When looking for an iPod, people were more distrustful and hesitant to buy from a black man or white man with tattoos than a white man without tattoos, researchers found, suggesting personal biases affect how we interact online. read more »

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