APPENDIX B
Agenda: Research Conference on Racial Trends in the United States

National Academy of Sciences Auditorium October 15–16, 1998

October 15

8:30

Opening Remarks

Bruce Alberts, Chairman, National Research Council

and Conference Chairs

Neil Smelser (CASBS), William Julius Wilson (Harvard)

9:00

History and Future

Christopher Edley (Harvard)

Changing America: Indicators of Well-Being by Race

Rebecca Blank (Council of Economic Advisers)

9:45

Group Discussion of Demographic and Immigration Trends

Discussion Leaders:

Reynolds Farley (Russell Sage)

Mary Waters (Harvard)

Paper Authors:

Gary Sandefur (Wisconsin): “An Overview of Racial and Ethnic Demographic Trends”

Min Zhou (UCLA): “America Becoming: Contemporary Immigration and the Dynamics of Race and Ethnicity”



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America Becoming: Racial Trends and Their Consequences, Volume I APPENDIX B Agenda: Research Conference on Racial Trends in the United States National Academy of Sciences Auditorium October 15–16, 1998 October 15 8:30 Opening Remarks Bruce Alberts, Chairman, National Research Council and Conference Chairs Neil Smelser (CASBS), William Julius Wilson (Harvard) 9:00 History and Future Christopher Edley (Harvard) Changing America: Indicators of Well-Being by Race Rebecca Blank (Council of Economic Advisers) 9:45 Group Discussion of Demographic and Immigration Trends Discussion Leaders: Reynolds Farley (Russell Sage) Mary Waters (Harvard) Paper Authors: Gary Sandefur (Wisconsin): “An Overview of Racial and Ethnic Demographic Trends” Min Zhou (UCLA): “America Becoming: Contemporary Immigration and the Dynamics of Race and Ethnicity”

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America Becoming: Racial Trends and Their Consequences, Volume I 10:45 Selected Questions and Comments from the Audience 11:00 Group Discussion of Income, Wealth, and Welfare Trends Discussion Leaders: Gerald Jaynes (Yale) Sanders Korenman (Baruch College) Paper Authors: James Smith (RAND): “Race and Ethnicity in the Labor Market: Trends Over the Short and Long Run” Thomas Shapiro (Northeastern) & Melvin Oliver (Ford): “Wealth and Racial Stratification” Robert Moffitt (Johns Hopkins) & Peter Gottschalk (Boston College): “Ethnic and Racial Differences in Welfare Receipt in the United States” 12:00 Selected Questions and Comments from the Audience 1:15 Group Discussion of Education Trends Discussion Leader: Thomas Kane (Harvard) Paper Authors: Ronald Ferguson (Harvard): “Racial Test-Score Trends 1971–1996, Popular Culture and Community Academic Standards” Daryl Smith (Claremont): “Racial Trends in Higher Education Policy and Research Implications” Sharon Robinson (ETS): “Assessment and Learning Trends in Group Test Score Differences” 2:00 Selected Questions and Comments from the Audience 2:15 Group Discussion of Labor Force Trends Discussion Leaders: Kenneth Chay (Berkeley) Marcus Alexis (Northwestern) Paper Authors: Harry Holzer (MSU): “Racial Differences in Labor Market Outcomes Among Men” Cecilia Conrad (Pomona): “Racial Trends in Labor Market Access and Wages: Women”

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America Becoming: Racial Trends and Their Consequences, Volume I   John Sibley Butler (Texas) & Charles Moskos (Northwestern): “Labor Force Trends: The Military as Data” Thomas Boston (Georgia Tech): “Trends in Minority-Owned Businesses” 3:30 Selected Questions and Comments from the Audience 3:45 Group Discussion of Neighborhood and Geographic Trends Discussion Leaders: Roberto Fernandez (Stanford) Paul Jargowsky (Texas) Paper Authors: Douglas Massey (Penn): “Residential Segregation and Neighborhood Conditions in U.S. Metropolitan Areas” Manuel Pastor (UC Santa Cruz): “Geography and Opportunity” 4:45 Selected Questions and Comments from the Audience 5:00 Adjourn October 16 8:30 Group Discussion of the Meaning of Race and International Comparisons Discussion Leaders: Anthony Marx (Columbia) Richard Alba (SUNY Albany) Paper Authors: Michael Omi (Berkeley): “The Changing Meaning of Race” 9:30 Selected Questions and Comments from the Audience 9:45 Group Discussion of Trends Among Asians, Latinos, and Native Americans Discussion Leaders: Rodolfo de la Garza (Texas) Matthew Snipp (Stanford)

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America Becoming: Racial Trends and Their Consequences, Volume I   Paper Authors: Albert Camarillo (Stanford) & Frank Bonilla (Hunter): “Latinos in a Multiracial Society: A New American Dilemma?” Don Nakanishi (UCLA): “Beyond the Campaign Finance Controversy: Trends and Issues of the New Asian Pacific American Population” Russell Thornton (Stanford): “Recent Trends Among Native Americans in the United States” 10:45 Selected Questions and Comments from the Audience 11:00 Group Discussion of Racial Attitudes, Affirmative Action, and Political Participation Discussion Leaders: James Jones (Delaware) Jennifer Hochschild (Princeton) Paper Authors: Lawrence Bobo (Harvard): “Overview of Racial Attitudes and Beliefs” Carol Swain (Stanford):” Affirmative Action: A Search for Consensus” 12:00 Selected Questions and Comments from the Audience 1:15 Group Discussion of Justice Trends Discussion Leaders: Alfred Blumstein (Carnegie-Mellon) Darnell Hawkins (Illinois) Paper Authors: Randall Kennedy (Harvard): “Overview of Racial Trends in the Administration of Criminal Justice” 2:00 Selected Questions and Comments from the Audience 2:15 Group Discussion of Health Trends Discussion Leaders: James S.Jackson (Michigan) Beverly Coleman-Miller (HSPH)

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America Becoming: Racial Trends and Their Consequences, Volume I   Paper Authors: Raynard Kington (NCHS) & Herbert Nickens (AAMC): “Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health: Recent Trends, Current Patterns, Future Directions” Vonnie McLoyd (Michigan) & Betsy Lozoff (Michigan): “Behavior and Development in Children and Adolescents” Renee Jenkins (Howard): “Physical Health Issues in Children and Adolescents” David Williams (Michigan): “Racial Variations in Adult Health Status: Patterns, Paradoxes, and Prospects” Eugene Oddone (VA), Laura Petersen (VA), Morris Weinberger: “Health Care Use in the Veterans Health Administration: Racial Trends and the Spirit of Inquiry” 3:45 Selected Questions and Comments from the Audience 4:00 Concluding Discussion of Racial Trends and Research Needs William Julius Wilson, Neil Smelser 4:30 Selected Questions and Comments from the Audience 5:00 Adjourn