Events: 2002 FRPI Speaker Series

Children, Families, and Welfare Reform: New Challenges, New Research

In the early 1990s, presidential candidate Bill Clinton promised to "end welfare as we know it." Passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Act in 1996 came close to accomplishing this promise, and its enactment has precipitated an enormous amount of inquiry into the effects of the many changes entailed in this new law on the well-being of low-income children and their families. The findings from these studies are just becoming available as the U.S. Congress re-examines the 1996 welfare reform provisions. What have we learned about the impact of this dramatic policy transformation on the lives of children and their parents?

Children, Families, and Welfare Reform, the 2002 lecture series, sponsored by the University of Nebraska's Family Research and Policy Initiative in cooperation with the Center on Children, Families, and the Law and the Departments of Sociology, Psychology, and Communications Studies, presents four distinguished researchers who will address a variety of critical research and policy questions regarding the relationship between welfare reform and child and family development and well-being. We invite and encourage you to attend these sessions, open to the public and free of charge.

  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2002, 3:30 P.M.
    Thomas Weisner
    Professor, Departments of Anthropology and Psychiatry, and Coordinator, Psychocultural Studies and Medical Anthropology Program, University of California, Los Angeles.

    "Helping Families and Children Maintain a Meaningful Daily Routine: Evidence from the New Hope Experimental Intervention for Working Poor Families"
  • MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2002, 2:30 P.M.
    Rebekah Levine Coley
    Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology, Boston College.

    "The Impact of Maternal Welfare and Employment Transitions on Children's Well- Being: A Look at Family Process"
  • MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2002, 3:30 P.M.

    Ariel Kalil
    Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago.

    "Parent, Student, and Worker: The Multiple Roles of Low-Income Teenage Mothers After Welfare Reform"
  • MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2002, 3:30 P.M.

    Hiro Yoshikawa
    Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, New York University.

    "Do Effects of Welfare Policies on Children Differ by Race/Ethnicity?"

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