Childhood, Education and Welfare: Research and Policy Insights Workshop

10.30am to 5.00pm, Wednesday 15 February 2017 at the University of Melbourne



The Melbourne Institute and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course are pleased to host a one-day workshop aimed at bringing together academics and policy makers to discuss how research related to childhood, education, and welfare can be implemented into practice. The workshop will combine the knowledge of leading academic researchers, policy experts, and policy implementers in three different sessions around disadvantaged during childhood, in education, and how the welfare system can address disadvantage in general.


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Keynote Speakers

Professor Barbara Wolfe, University of
Wisconsin - Madison

Barbara Wolfe is the Richard A. Easterlin Professor in the Departments of Population Health Sciences, Economics, and the La Follette School of Public Affairs where she recently served as Director. She is also an affiliate and past Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty.

Professor Robert Haveman, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Robert Haveman is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Public Affairs and Research Associate at the Institute for Research on Poverty. He is also Adjunct Professor of Economics at University of Melbourne (AU). 


Associate Professor Betsey Stevenson, University of Michigan

Associate Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Michigan


General Enquiries

Ms Penny Hope
Functions Manager, Melbourne Institute
Ph: +61 3 8344 2151