Session 114:
Public Policy and Families

Friday, May 4
12:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Continental Parlor 1
Ballroom Level

Chair: Elizabeth Cooksey, Ohio State University
Discussant: Christopher McKelvey, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Discussant: Seth Sanders, Duke University

  1. The Effect of Welfare Reform on the Marital Bargaining Power of WomenMia Bird, University of California, Berkeley

  2. The Long-Term Effects of U.S. Family Planning Programs on Child PovertyMartha Bailey, University of Michigan; Zoe McLaren, University of Michigan; Olga Malkova, University of Michigan

  3. Later Marriage and Disappearing “Shotgun Weddings”: The Impact of Abortion on Young Women’s Marriage DecisionRuoding Tan, City University of New York (CUNY) and CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR)

  4. Full-Time Father or “Deadbeat Dad”? Does the Growth in Father Custody Explain the Declining Share of Single Parents with a Child Support Order?Maria Cancian, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Daniel Meyer, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Eunhee Han, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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