Wednesday, May 15, 2019

2019 Spring Conference - Knowing Enough to Be Dangerous

Wednesday morning of our triennial Spring Conference opened with a plenary addressing one of the most critical questions for graduate students and employers alike: what can graduate programs (and their students) do to build the skills needed for policy jobs? This question was addressed with a multitude of data- and experience-based insights by panelists from academia, government and the private sector.

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Family Business or Social Problem? The Cost of Unreported Domestic Violence

This week's featured JPAM article addresses social interest in problems, such as domestic violence. In Family Business or Social Problem? The Cost of Unreported Domestic Violence, authors Scott E. Carrell and Mark Hoekstra find that although children exposed to as-yet-unreported domestic violence reduce the achievement of their classroom peers, these costs disappear completely once the parent reports the violence to the court. This suggests that the public has an interest in helping families to overcome their problems in general and to report domestic violence in particular. It also suggests that social and judicial interventions may help combat negative peer effects in schools.

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