Friday, December 7, 2018

Submissions Guidelines for 2019 DC Regional Student Conference

Submit your research for this premier education, networking, and career development conference, scheduled for March 29-30, 2019 at American University in Washington, DC. Information about who should submit and how they should submit follows along with several important deadlines.

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What Interventions Work Best for Families Who Experience Homelessness? Impact Estimates from the Family Options Study | JPAM Featured Article

Oct 03, 2018 05:02 PM

In the United States, families with children represent about one-third of the 1.4 million people who experience sheltered homelessness each year. This paper presents findings from the Family Options Study, the first large-scale randomized trial to investigate the effects of interventions for families who experience homelessness. The study compares priority access to three types of programs with assignment to a usual care group that did not receive priority access to any type of program.

 
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Register for the Upcoming Webinar: The Impact of Student Loan Debt on the Workforce

With student loan debt tripling between 2001 and 2016, hitting the $1.5 trillion milestone in the first quarter of 2018, the Federal Reserve reports that student loan debt now exceeds both auto and credit card debt. This webinar will provide an overview of national student debt, explore how debt impacts job seekers, hiring trends such as job seekers being overqualified or underemployed, current research and policy, and more. Join on October 18th at 1:00 pm EDT.

 
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What is the Role Advocacy Should Play in APPAM’s Activities? | APPAM Leadership Blog Series

Sep 24, 2018 05:39 PM

What is the role advocacy should play in APPAM’s activities? The arguments largely fall into two camps: APPAM shouldn’t engage in advocacy activities because our members get those needs met elsewhere and wading into specific issues is sure to alienate some; APPAM should engage in advocacy activities since members’ research depends on funding and the outcomes impact policy and the policy-making process. APPAM doesn’t advocate or provide information its members could use to advocate. Should we?

 
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Meet the Recipients of the 40 for 40 Fellowship

Sep 17, 2018 02:40 PM

In recent years, APPAM has consistently developed more resources and opportunities for our student and early career professional members. To build on that momentum as we celebrate our 40th Annual Fall Research Conference, APPAM introduced the 40 for 40 Fellowship. We are pleased to announce the winners of the 40 for 40 Fellowship!

 
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Watch the Member Forum On Demand: At the Intersection of Data Science and Social Science

Sep 14, 2018 02:20 PM

The proliferation of new digital data sources and the development of new programming languages that can quickly make sense of these data are changing the nature of how public policy makers and the general public understand how government works – and when it doesn’t. This discussion focused on the road ahead for data and social science, how to communicate better when the lanes merge, and what this all means for getting to better-informed policies and programs that improve public well-being.

 
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Harvard and Vanderbilt Professors Receive the David N. Kershaw Award and Peter H. Rossi Award

Harvard University professor David J. Deming has been selected to receive the David N. Kershaw Award and Prize for his contributions to the field of public policy analysis and management. Professor Mark W. Lipsey of Vanderbilt University has been selected to receive the Peter H. Rossi Award for contributions to the theory or practice of program evaluation. Dr. Deming and Dr. Lipsey will be honored at the 2018 APPAM Fall Research Conference in Washington, DC, this November.

 
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Are There Hidden Costs Associated with Conducting Layoffs? The Impact of Reduction-in-Force and Layoff Notices on Teacher Effectiveness | JPAM Featured Article

Sep 07, 2018 05:02 PM

The Great Recession of 2008 led to widespread layoffs in both the public and private sectors. While there is a literature of empirical work that shows the direct costs of such employment reductions, there is little work that examines the less obvious consequences associated with layoffs and the process through which layoffs occur. The authors show that the negative impacts of the layoff process on teacher productivity are driven by the process’ effects on teachers’ job commitment.

 
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Join us at the first ever CA Student Happy Hour on 9/27

Join us for an APPAM Student Happy Hour at The Garage! This venue features an old school pub, outdoor patio space, a full bar, great cocktails and wine, and upscale pub food. APPAM will provide appetizers, beer, and wine. Some long-time professional members will be in attendance to provide general research or career insight to students.

 
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The Wonk Policy Podcast: The Shale Dilemma with Shanti Gamper-Rabindran

Aug 14, 2018 03:03 PM

Dr. Shanti Gamper-Rabindran from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh talks about her new book, The Shale Dilemma: A Global Perspective on Fracking and Shale Development.

 
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Build Community and Confidence for Early-Career Scholars through the 40 for 40 Fellowship

Aug 13, 2018 06:23 PM

The 40 for 40 Fellowship is an opportunity for young researchers, like me, to have a platform to use their voice and to gain the support of a community. You are building confidence not only in the individual but are helping to ensure that the field remains diverse. Think about your perspectives on policy and what made you passionate about it. Representation matters and you have the chance through the 40 for 40 Fellowship to provide another researcher the opportunity to share their story.

 
 
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