Immigration, Poverty, and Socioeconomic Inequality Conference

July 14 15, 2011
Hotel Shattuck Plaza Whitecotton Room (6th Floor)
2086 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA

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Agenda and Conference Presentations

Thursday, July 14th

9 AM - 10 AM Breakfast (provided)

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM - Welcome
Steven Raphael and David Card, University of California - Berkeley

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
The Impact of Immigration on U.S. Poverty Rates: Compositional Impacts (PDF)
Mark Ellis, University of Washington and Richard Wright, Dartmouth College
Discussant: Jennifer van Hook, Pennsylvania State University

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM - Break

11:30AM – 12:30 PM                                   
Immigrant native substitutability: the role of language ability (PDF)
Ethan Lewis, Dartmouth College
Discussant: Deborah Reed, Mathematic Policy Research

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM - Lunch (provided)

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM                                   
The Effect of State-Level Legislation Targeted Towards Undocumented Migrants on Local Labor Market Outcomes (PDF)
Magnus Lofstrom and Sarah Bohn, PPIC
Discussant: Jordan Matsudaira, Cornell University

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Intergenerational Mobility among 1.5 and Second Generation Immigrants (PDF)
Tables (PDF)
Roger Waldinger, UCLA and Renee Reichl Luthra, University of Essex
Discussant: Michael Hout, University of California-Berkeley

4:00  PM – 5:00 PM                                    
The Effect of Immigration on U.S. Residential Segregation (PDF)
Michael Stoll, UCLA
Discussant: Hans Johnson, Public Policy Institute of California

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Immigration and the U.S. Social Safety Net (PDF)
Hilary Hoynes, University of California – Davis and Marianne Bitler, University of California – Irvine
Discussant: Rucker Johnson, University of California-Berkeley

6:30 PM - Depart for Dinner (provided)
Sea Salt
2512 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702

Friday, July 15th

8 AM - 9 AM Breakfast (provided)

9:00 AM- 10:00 AM
Immigration, Political Participation, and Redistributive Social Policy (PDF)
Irene Bloemraad, University of California – Berkeley, Christel Kesler, Barnard College and Cybelle Fox, University of California – Berkeley
Discussant: Dina Okamoto, University of California-Davis

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Prospects for and Barriers to Economic Mobility Among 1.5 Generation Undocumented Immigrants (PDF)
Roberto G. Gonzales, University of Chicago
Discussant: Aixa Cintron, Russell Sage Foundation

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM - Break

11:15 AM- 12:15 PM
Ethnicity Matters: Culture and Achievement among Second-Generation Mexicans, Chinese, and Vietnamese (PDF)
Jennifer Lee, University of California - Irvine and Min Zhou, UCLA
Discussant: Taeku Lee, University of California-Berkeley

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM - Lunch (provided)

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Immigration and Poverty in Europe (PDF)
Christian Dustmann and Tommaso Frattini, University College London
Discussant: Enrico Moretti, University of California-Berkeley

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM - Concluding Discussion – Overall Themes
Steven Raphael and David Card, University of California - Berkeley

Travel Arrangements

The Allston Parking Garage is located directly across the street from the Shattuck Plaza Hotel.
Parking rates:
$2.50 per hour (during the day)
$14.00 cap
$5 overnight
$19 for 24 hr.

Parking Garage Hours:
Mon-Thurs: 6am-12am
Fri: 6am-2am
Sat: 8am-2am
Sun: 8am-12am

Transportation to the hotel:
From San Francisco:

  • 101 S via the ramp to Oakland/San Jose/US-80
  • Take the left exit onto I-80 E toward Oakland/Bay Bridge
  • Exit onto University toward Berkeley
  • Turn right on Martin Luther King Jr. Way
  • Turn Left at Allston Way

From the South Bay:

  • Take I-880 N toward Oakland
  • Slight right on to I-980 E signs Walnut Creek/I-980/CA-24
  • Continue on CA-24
  • Exit onto Martin Luther King Jr. Way
  • Slight right at Adeline St
  • Left at Martin Luther King Junior Way
  • Right on Allston

From Walnut Creek:

  • Take CA-24 W
  • Exit Telegraph Ave and turn right at Telegraph Ave
  • Turn left at Ashby Ave/CA-13
  • Turn right at Shattuck Ave
  • Turn left at Allston way

From Oakland:

  • I-980 E signs Walnut Creek/I-980/CA-24
  • Continue on CA-24
  • Exit onto Martin Luther King Jr. Way
  • Slight right at Adeline St
  • Left at Martin Luther King Junior Way
  • Right on Allston

Public Transportation:

  • Take BART to the Downtown Berkeley BART Station
  • Exit the station to your left and walk 1 block to Hotel entrance on Allston Way

Related Links

Hotel Shattuck Plaza

Oakland Airport

San Francisco Airport

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

Public Transit / Trip Planner


Univeristy of California – Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

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