Lang, Kevin. (2007). Poverty and Discrimination. Princeton University Press. Princeton , NJ.
Who is Poor? What is Poverty? Kotlowitz "There Are No Children Here"; Lang - Ch 2)
Theory of Labor Demand and Wages (Borjas - Ch 4: 104-112)
Minimum Wages and Other Labor Market Policy (Elliot "Guinea Pigging"; Lang Ch 5: 115-120; Borjas Ch 4: 136-146)
Job Training (Lang Ch 5: 121-133; Schochet, Burghardt, McConnel "Does Job Corps Work? Impact Findings from the National Job Corps Study")
Welfare, the EITC, and Other Gov't Transfer Programs (Lang, Ch 9; Lang, Ch 3)
Impact of Poverty Policy (Fox et al. "Waging War on Poverty: Historical Trends in Poverty Using the Supplemental Poverty Measure")
Life High Poverty Neighborhoods
- Crime (Canada - Stick, Gun, Knife (Ch 6); Bjerk - "Theives, Thugs, and Neighborhood Poverty"***Introduction only, rest is optional***)
- As a Developing Country (Venkatesh - "Gang Leader for a Day"; Rosenberg - "A Payoff out of Poverty")
Teen Motherhood (Lang Ch 6: 161-172)
Screening of "Hoop Dreams"
Intergenerational Issues (Leblanc - Random Family (Chapter 1), *Chetty et al. "Where is the Land of Opportunity? The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility in the United States")
Inequality (Borjas Ch 8: 284-302; *Saez - "Striking it Richer: The Evolution of Top Incomes in the United States"; Simon "There Are Now Two Americas")
Taxation (Slemrod - Taxing Ourselves Ch 2; Buffet - "Stop Coddling the Super Rich"; Lowenstein - "The Inequality Conundrum")
Overview of Regression Analysis (Lang Ch 1: 19-28)
Historical Trends in Racial Inequality (Lang Ch 11: 283-293; *Heckman and Donohue - "Continuous Versus Episodic Change: The Impact of Civil Rights Policy on the Economic Status of Blacks.")
Theories of Discrimination (Lang Ch 10)
Empirically Assessing Discrimination
- In the Labor Market (Lang, Chapter 11: 293-305; Bertrand and Mullainathan - "Are Emily and Greg More Employable than Lakisha and Jamal?"; Bjerk - "The Differing Nature of Black-White Wage Inequality Across Occupational Sectors")
*Holzer, Raphael, and Stoll."Perceived Criminality, Criminal Background Checks, and Racial Hiring Practices of Employers"; *Doleac and Stein - "The Visible Hand"
- In the Criminal Justice System (*Antonovics and Knight - "A New Look at Racial Profiling: Evidence from the Boston Police Department; *Rehavi and Starr - "Racial Disparity in Federal Criminal Sentencing")
Education (Fryer and Levitt - "The Black-White Test Score Gap through Third Grade"; Lang Ch 6:177 - 190; Belfield et al "The High/Scope Perry Preschool Program"; *Hanushek - "Failure of Input-based Schooling Policies"; )
Screening of "Waiting for Superman"
Innovations in Eductaion Policy (Dobbie and Fryer "Are High-Quality Schools Enough to Increase Achievment Among The Poor?"; Lang Ch 8; Russakoff - "Schooled: Cory Booker, Chris Christie, and Mark Zuckerberg had a Plan to Reform Newark's Schools. They Got an Education"; *Angrist, Pathak, and Walters "Explaining Charter School Effectiveness")