Work, Families, and Public Policy Seminar Series - Fall 2010

Work, Families, and Public Policy Seminar Series

This bi-weekly brown-bag seminar series organized by Bob Pollak and Michael Sherraden features speakers on topics relating to labor, households, health care, law, and social welfare and is cosponsored with the Washington University Economics Department, Olin Business School, Brown School of Social Work, Center for Social Development, College of Arts and Sciences, and Washington University Law’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital.

Fall 2010

  • September 13:  Robert A. Pollak, Washington University, "Allocating Time:  Does Economic Theory Imply Specialization in Efficient Married Couple Households?"
  • September 27:  Noah Zatz, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, "Accounting for Care in the Age of Work."
  • October 11:  Daniela Del Boca, University of Turin, "Household Membership Decisions of Adult Children in Europe."
  • October 25:  Judith A. Seltzer, University of California, Los Angeles, "Doubling Up When Times Are Tough: A Pilot Study of Obligations to Share a Home in Response to Economic Hardship."
  • November 8: John Laitner, University of Michigan, "Intergenerational Transfers: New HRS Data on Gifts and Transfers."
  • November 22:  Sebastian Galiani, Washington University, "The Causal Effects of Housing in Poor Shantytowns."
  • December 6:  Lamar Pierce, Washington University, "The Psychological and Sexual Costs of Income Inequality in Marriage."

Faculty members and graduate students from Washington University, the University of Missouri, St. Louis University, and other area universities, are invited to participate.

Time:   12:00 to 1:00 PM, with discussion extending to 1:30 p.m., for those interested.
Place:  Seigle Hall, Room 348, at Washington University

For more information, contact:  Bob Pollak, at (314) 935-4918, email: or Michael Sherraden, at (314) 935-6691, email: 

Sponsored by the Olin Business School, the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, the Center for Social Development, the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at the School of Law, the Department of Economics, and the College of Arts and Sciences.  Room courtesy of the Economics Department. Coffee and soft drinks will be provided.