Director Dr. Cynthia Osborne at National Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Conference

Dr. Cynthia Osborne

The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) is the premier policy research professional organization and their fall conference is the top event of the year to hear about the latest and emerging research and dive deep in today's challenging issues. Top policy researchers from academia and think tanks from all around the world are meeting in Denver for 2019, and the theme is converging Rising to the Challenge: Engaging Diverse Perspectives on Issues and Evidence

CFRP Director and Associate Dean at the LBJ School of Public Affairs Dr. Cynthia Osborne is very active with APPAM and serves on the Policy Council leadership group. In addition to her leadership duties, she will be participating in multiple sessions to talk about her own work. Be sure to stop by if you are at APPAM this year:

  • Panel (Thursday, November 7, 2019: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM): Swimming Upstream: Child Support Enforcement & Nonresident Parents' Contributions to Children
    The goal of the child support enforcement system is to ensure that children receive support from their nonresident parents; however, despite decades of policy focus, a number of demographic and economic trends have made this goal more difficult to achieve. Today, fewer than half of custodial parents receive the child support that is owed them and nearly 40 percent of children in single-parent families are poor. The four papers in this panel examine the difficulties and complexities facing the child support enforcement system from a variety of perspectives.
  • Panel (Friday, November 8, 2019: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM): Social Policies and Their Influence on Family Formation, Childbearing, and Resources
    While policymakers are often unaware of the unintended consequences of some of their social policies, social scientists have long considered them. This proposal panel will add to the research literature on the unintended consequences of the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Child Support Enforcement Program, and increased Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) activities for families in the United States. More specifically, this panel asks if these programs affect marriage, childbearing and the resources available to families.
  • Super session (Friday, November 8, 2019: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM): Reducing Child Poverty: Uniting Diverse Perspectives
    In this super session, expert members of a National Academies of Sciences committee will discuss the findings outlined in "A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty" from diverse disciplinary perspectives. The report draws on evaluation research literature, policy and contextual analysis, program implementation and microsimulation data to examine the demographic and contextual factors of child poverty, and promising anti-poverty programs capable of reducing child poverty when combined into diverse and effective policy packages.


Nov. 4, 2019