Chicago Workshop on Black-White Inequality
In 2006, the Searle Freedom Trust provided support for the Chicago Workshop on Black-White Inequality to conduct a three-year series of semi-annual conferences that explore various aspects of black-white inequality and why relative progress for blacks in the United States stopped in many respects during the past two decades. The Workshop is concerned with inequality in education, health, and family structures, as well as income.
The Working Group
The Workshop is run by six distinguished professors from universities around the country.
[Our Core working group]
The Recent Meeting, October 10, 2008
The fifth meeting of the Chicago Workshop on Black-White Inequality was convened on Friday, October 10th at the University of Chicago's Swift Hall. Below is the schedule for the most recent workshop with links to the papers that were presented.
8:30- 8:40 am Opening remarks, Workshop Director Derek Neal, University of Chicago
8:40- 9:20 am
"Crime and the American Prison Boom"
9:20- 10:00 am
10:00- 10:20 am Discussant Jeffrey Grogger
Irving B. Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
10:20- 10:40 am Open Discussion
11:00- 11:40 am
11:40- 12:00 pm Discussant: John Kennan
University of Wisconsin, Madison
12:00- 12:15 pm Open Discussion
1:00- 2:00 pm
2:20- 3:00 pm
3:00- 3:20 pm Discussant: Rosa Minhyo Cho
3:20- 3:40 pm Open Discussion
December 14, 2007 - University of Chicago
June 21, 2007 - Institute for Research on Poverty
December 15, 2006 - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
April 21, 2006 - University of Chicago
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