On December 13, the City Club of Eugene hosted a forum on asset poverty and invited me to give a presentation.Continue reading
Several new stories in the media and an academic paper provide rationale for examining child care costs for our (1) Oregon Poverty Measure and (2) Paid parental leave projects.
- Story from Claire Cain Miller on Martha Bailey et al new study showing negative impact of parental leave. Mentions the importance of child care supply and cost.
- Story from the Salem Reporter on Preschool Promise and other local initiatives.
- Paper in Annals on child care and child care policy
Hotz, V. J., & Wiswall, M. (2019). Child Care and Child Care Policy: Existing Policies, Their Effects, and Reforms. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 686(1), 310–338. https://doi.org/10.1177/0002716219884078
Recent post by Oregon Employment Department counters commonly held notion that tourism replaced the timber industry in Bend and surrounding area.
Most recently, I found this one from the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP) that shows family structure, number of children and age across a number of countries. (see bottom of page)
The GGP plot cites this Nathan Yau piece from Flowing Data A Day in the Life: Work and Home.
And one of the first I’ve seen was from CBPP showing SNAP churn, Most SNAP Participants Move In and Out of Work: An Animated Look.
I expect this type of visualization will be helpful as we consider program dynamics (entry and exit) from Oregon’s Self-Sufficiency programs.
1. Ending child homelessness
2. Ensure 100 percent healthcare coverage
3. Integrate substance abuse and behavioral health
4. Increase quality of affordable childcare
5. Provide preschool for kids in poverty
6. Lower class sizes and implement longer school years
7. Training and apprenticeships for parents
8. Finalize comprehensive child welfare system based on positive human development
See full slides here.
This was part of a symposium I analyzed Financial Well-Being across the Life Course.
Amanda Agan compiled list of resources for writing, presenting, and reviewing: here.
The Twitter thread compiled by Mathew E. Hauer will help you learn the basics of open-access and reproducible research (full list here). Even if you are not ready to make the jump to R, the philosophy is the future of social science.
How to write paragraphs. From the LSE Impact blog
Study, productivity, and self-care tips from Claire Kamp Dush:
How to tell the policy narrative, by my OSU colleague Michael Jones:
Identify scholars who have given this considerable thought. Chris Blattman (see professional Advice section) and Raul Pacheco-Vega come to mind. Raul’s posts the dissertation two pager will help most students focus on the essentials.
Last but not least, you should have a hobby or two.
Some resources by Hugh Kearns and Maria Gardiner (via Megan McClelland) on the 7 Secrets of successful grad students. Kearns.Gardiner.2011.7Secrets, Kearns.Gardiner.2011.Advisor, Kearns.Gardiner.2011.Motivation.
I intend to update this page with other resources. Let me know if you have others I should add or if the links are broken.