April 25, 2017

CSDE Seminar Series

Because many of our Affiliates will be at PAA 2017 this Friday, there is no CSDE Seminar this week. If you’re headed to the conference as well, make sure you stop by some of our Affiliates’ presentations! You can see a list of CSDE speakers, topics, and times here.

We will resume next Friday on May 5 with a special panel discussion–join Robert Plotnick, Scott Allard, Marieka Klawitter, and Jennifer Romich for conversation on the intersection of population dynamics, poverty, and policy.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

Alexes Harris and Team Track Monetary Sanctions in Multiple States

Alexes Harris, CSDE Affiliate and Professor of Sociology at UW, recently published findings from a multi-state study on monetary sanctions. Harris’s team, which includes former CSDE postdoc Bryan Sykes and former CSDE Affiliate Becky Pettit, examined legal policy in nine states in hopes of better understanding how fiscal penalties can impact the (often already poor) recipients. Backed by funding from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the group aims to map these varied policies over the course of the next five years.

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Kam Wing Chan Talks of Immigration with That’s China

Kam Wing Chan, CSDE Affiliate and UW Professor of Geography, was recently interviewed by That’s China magazine for two articles on the hukou, China’s internal passport system. He discusses existing reform attempts, the impact of current policy, and predictions for future changes. You can read the first article below and the second article here.


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