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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2013. Developing New National Data on Social Mobility: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18557.
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Appendix A

Workshop Agenda

Workshop on Developing a New National Survey on Social Mobility

June 10, 2013
The National Academies
Keck Center, Room 201
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Meeting Objectives (breakfast available at 8:30 a.m.)
David Grusky and Matthew Snipp, Cochairs
9:15 a.m. Evolution of This Project
Robert Hauser, Executive Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
9:30 a.m. What Is Known About Social Mobility?
Michael Hout, University of California, Berkeley
10:00 a.m. Panel: The End of the American Dream?: Why Social Mobility May Have Changed in the 21st Century
David Grusky, Stanford University
Matthew Snipp, Stanford University
Timothy Smeeding, University of Wisconsin–Madison
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. How Social Mobility Is Modeled and Measured
Florencia Torche, New York University
11:15 a.m. Evaluation of Data Sources
Rob Warren, University of Minnesota
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2013. Developing New National Data on Social Mobility: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18557.
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12:00 p.m. Questions/Discussion
12:15 p.m. Working Lunch Keck Cafeteria 3rd Floor Atrium
1:15 p.m. Discussion of Specific Topics to Be Considered in a New Survey
Education, Skill, and Personality
Chandra Muller, University of Texas at Austin
Labor Market Complexities
Bhash Mazumder, Federal Reserve Board of Chicago
Immigrant Issues
Steve Trejo, University of Texas at Austin
Family and Demographic Changes
Laura Tach, Cornell University
Measuring Social Networks Beyond the Immediate Family
Robert Mare, University of California, Los Angeles
Political and Civic Participation
Henry Brady, University of California, Berkeley
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Open Discussion: Next Steps in Measuring Social Mobility
David Grusky and Matthew Snipp, Cochairs
5:00 p.m. Adjourn
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2013. Developing New National Data on Social Mobility: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18557.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2013. Developing New National Data on Social Mobility: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18557.
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Developing New National Data on Social Mobility summarizes a workshop convened in June 2013 to consider options for a design for a new national survey on social mobility. The workshop was sponsored by the National Science Foundation and convened by the Committee on Population and the Committee on National Statistics Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education of the National Research Council. Scientific experts from a variety of social and behavioral disciplines met to plan a new national survey on social mobility that will provide the first definitive evidence on recent and long-term trends in social mobility, with the objectives of coming to an understanding of the substantial advances in the methods and statistics for modeling mobility, in survey methodology and population-based survey experiments, in opportunities to merge administrative and survey data, and in the techniques of measuring race, class, education, and income. The workshop also focused on documenting the state of understanding of the mechanisms through which inequality is generated in the past four decades.

In the absence of a survey designed and dedicated to the collection of information to assess the status of social mobility, a wide variety of data sources designed for other purposes have been pressed into service in order to illuminate the state of social mobility and its trends. Developing New National Data on Social Mobility discusses the key decision points associated with launching a new national level survey of social mobility. This report considers various aspects of a major new national survey, including identifying relevant new theoretical perspectives and technical issues that have implications for modeling, measurement, and data collection.

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