The APPAM Fall Research Conference is the main conference of the year for scholars from around the world and is this week in Miami. Attendees convene to both present and learn about the most current research on policy and management issues from 14 different policy areas. This year’s conference program is centered around the theme, “The Golden Age of Evidence-Based Policy.”
One of the country’s foremost child and family policy researchers, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, Associate Professor and director of the Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named director of the LBJ School’s Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP). Former director, Professor Carolyn Heinrich, University of Vanderbilt, will continue her affiliation with CHASP as a Research Professor.
The LBJ School of Public Affairs was honored to host HUD Secretary Julián Castro yesterday as he commemorated (to the day) the 50th Anniversary of the creation of HUD by President Johnson. CFRP Director Cynthia Osborne met Secretary Castro after his inspirational address, and our own Graduate Research Assistant Jose Vazquez (red and blue shirt) was selected to participate in a small student discussion.
So many books, so little time! We wanted to share some of the books in our first annual What We're Reading this Summer list from our faculty and staff. We hope they inspire you and keep your brain stimulated over the summer.
The Society for Research in Child Development is holding its biennial meeting this weekend in (not so sunny) Philadelphia. The event is an invaluable multidisciplinary forum for researchers to share and learn about the many facets of child development. CFRP's Dr. Kaeley Bobbitt (Saturday) and Abby Lane (Friday) are there now presenting some great posters, and they would love to talk to you if you're attending. Details are below.
Are Moms Less Likely than Dads to Pay Child Support?
Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight’s Mona Chalibi asks this interesting question and has a surprising answer. CFRP Director, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, was asked to help explain. The story was also produced as a radio segment on NPR that aired yesterday, March 1st. See below for links.