Selected Questions and Comments from the Audience


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”


Selected Questions and Comments from the Audience


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”


Selected Questions and Comments from the Audience


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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