John A. Hogan Distinguished Lecture Series

03/29/2017 - 3:00pm

John A. Hogan Distinguished Lecture Series: Intergenerational Mobility in an Increasingly Unequal World​
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
3-4:20 p.m.
MUB | Theatre II

What do we know about the methods by which the intergeneration transmission of advantage and disadvantage work their way through the lifecycle? How does inequality affect intergenerational mobility?  When and how can public policy intervene to alter the time path of child development from birth through adulthood? 


Timothy M. Smeeding is the Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics at the University of Wisconsin. He directed the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin from 2008 to 2014.  He was also the founding director of the Luxembourg Income Study, serving from 1983 to 2006.

Professor Smeeding’s recent work has been on social and economic mobility across generations, inequality of income, consumption and wealth, and poverty in national and cross-national contexts.  His books include: SNAP Matters: How Food Stamps Affect Health and Well Being (Stanford University Press, 2015); Monitoring Social Mobility in the 21st Century (Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2015); From Parents to Children: The Intergenerational Transmission of Advantage (Russell Sage Foundation, 2012); Persistence, Privilege and Parenting: The Comparative Study of Intergenerational Mobility (Russell Sage Foundation, 2011); The Handbook of Economic Inequality (Oxford University Press, 2009); Poor Kids in a Rich Country: America's Children in Comparative Perspective (Russell Sage Foundation, 2003); and The American Welfare State: Laggard or Leader?, (Oxford University Press, 2010).


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