Work, Family, and Public Policy Seminar Series

  • Monday, April 17, 2017 • 12:00 pm
  • Seigle Hall, Room 348

Biweekly Mondays | 12:00 to 1:00PM, with discussion extending to 1:30pm, for those interested
Siegle Hall, Room 348

Work Families, and Public Policy 
A Biweekly Brown Bag Seminar Series
Topics Relating to Labor, Households, Health Care, Law, and Social Welfare

Faculty and graduate students from St. Louis-area universities with an interest in labor, households, health care, law and social welfare are invited to take part in the continuing series of Monday brown-bag luncheon seminars held biweekly on the Danforth Campus at Washington University in St. Louis beginning Monday, January 23rd, and running through April 17.

Continuing its 21st season, the Work, Families and Public Policy series features one-hour presentations on research interests of faculty from local and national universities. The series is designed to promote interdisciplinary research.


January 23: Maria Canon, Washington University, “Experience, Learning and Occupation Choice: What Explains to Gender Earnings Gap.”

February 6: Nick Papageorge, John Hopkins University, “Mental Health, Human Capital, and Labor Market Outcomes.”

February 20: Martha Bailey, University of Michigan, “The Economic Impact of a Very High National Minimum Wage: Evidence from the 1996 Amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act.”

March 6: Marco Francescani, University of Essex, “Gender Gaps among Young Graduates: Evidence from Germany.”

March 20: Marcia Zug, University of South Carolina School of Law, “Buying a Bride: The Economics of Marital Immigration.”

April 3: Joseph Cullen, Washington University, “Informed Career Choice: Medical Students, School Performance, and Specialty.”

April 17: Dan Black, University of Chicago, “The Methuselah Effect: The Pernicious Effects of Unreported Deaths on Old-Age Mortality Estimates.”

Room courtesy of the Economics Department. Coffee and cookies will be the provided.

For more information, contact:

Bob Pollak, at (314) 935-4918, email: or

Michael Sherraden, at (314) 935-6691, email

Sponsored by: 
The Wells Fargo Advisory Center for Finance and Accounting Research in the Olin Business School, The George Warren Brown School of Social Work, the Center for Social Development, the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital in the School of Law, the Department of Economics, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. 

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