The Economic Rationale for Investing in Children: A Focus on Child Care. Conference Agenda

12/01/2001

Arlington Hilton and Towers
Arlington, Virginia

Continental Breakfast 8:30 am
Morning Session
Welcome from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Barbara Broman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy, ASPE
9:15 am
Child Care Quality: Does It Matter and Does It Need to Be Improved?
Presenters: Deborah Vandell and Barbara Wolfe, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Moderators: Martha Moorehouse, ASPE ,  Diane Paulsell, MPR
9:30 am
Break 10:30 am
The Case for Investment in Training Programs: Can We Translate These Arguments to Child Care?
Presenter: Robinson Hollister, Swarthmore College
Discussant: V. Joseph Hotz, University of California-Los Angeles
Moderators: Laura Chadwick, ASPE, Ellen Kisker, MPR
10:45 am
Lunch 11:45 am
Afternoon Session
The Case for Investment in Education: Can We Translate These Arguments to Child Care?
Presenter: Steven G. Rivkin, Amherst College
Discussant: Ann Witte, Wellesley College
Moderators: Leila Rice, ASPE, Diane Paulsell, MPR
1:00 pm
Break 2:00 pm
The Case for Investment in Health Care:  Can We Translate These Arguments to Child Care?
Presenter: Janet Currie, University of California-Los Angeles
Discussant: Genevieve Kenney, The Urban Institute
Moderators: Julia Isaacs, ASPE, Ellen Kisker, MPR
2:15 pm
Reflections and Next Steps
Presenters: John Love, Mathematica Policy Research, Christine Ross, Mathematica Policy Research
Deborah Vandell, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Barbara Wolfe, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Moderators: Julia Isaacs, ASPE, Diane Paulsell, MPR
3:15 pm
Concluding Remarks
V. Jeffrey Evans, NICHD,Barbara Broman, ASPE
4:15 pm
Adjourn 4:30 pm