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Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management’s (APPAM) 2021 Fall Research Conference (rescheduled)


Sunday, March 27, 2022 – Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Abt Associates is once again a proud sponsor of the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management’s (APPAM) 2021 Fall Research Conference rescheduled to March 27-29 2022. This year’s theme, the Power of Inclusion: Incorporating Diverse Voices in Public Policy Analysis and Management reflects our own commitment to ensuring that equity-related principles and practices are meaningfully integrated across all phases of our work.  Whether we’re studying programs focused on health, labor, disabilities, or education, we look for the intersections, prioritize equity, and drive real-world impact.

Stop by Booth #211 and chat with our public policy experts, or join them during one of the following sessions:

*All in CDT

Sunday, March 27

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. CT | Room 308
Panel Paper - Mixed Methods for Incorporating Diverse Voices in Research
Integrating Diverse Perspectives When Evaluating Invisible Interventions
Presenter: Katharine WitgertPrincipal Associate
Co-Authors: Sean McClellan, Hannah Michelle Brower, Holly Swan, Melissa Vandawalker, Leigh Evans, and Anna Garner

10:15 – 11:45 a.m. CT | Room 311
Roundtable - Hybrid - Sectoral Training Programs: Assessing the Emerging Evidence
Speaker and Session Organizer: David Fein, Principal Associate

1:45 – 3:15 p.m. CT | Room 211
Panel Paper – Emerging Evidence on Equity and Inclusion in Apprenticeship
Expanding Registered Apprenticeship to Underrepresented Populations: Findings from the American Apprenticeship Initiative Implementation Study
Presenter: Elizabeth Copson, Associate

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. CT | Lone Star C
Panel - In-Person - Supporting Parental Work: The Role of Children, Resources, and Public Policy
Panel Chair: Laura Peck, Principal Scientist

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. CT | Room 310 and Virtual
Lightning Session - When Labor Enforcement and Immigration Enforcement Collide: Deterring Worker Complaints Worsens Workplace Safety
Presenter: Amanda Melina Grittner, Associate

Monday, March 28

10:15 - 11:45 a.m. CT | Room 311
Panel - Hybrid - From Work Supports to Work Requirements for Public Housing Residents: Strategies to Improve Economic Mobility
Discussant: Jeffrey Lubell, Principal Associate

1:45 – 3:15 p.m. CT | Lone Star A
Panel Paper - Experiences in Employment Programs: Listening to the Voices of Program Participants
HPOG Participant Perspectives on Career Pathways and Occupational Choice
Presenter: Hannah Thomas, Associate

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. CT | Room 302
Panel Paper - Statewide Transfer Articulation Policy: Does It Work, and How Can It be Improved?
Getting to the Core of Credit Transfer: How Do Pre-Transfer Core Credits Predict Baccalaureate Attainment for Community College Transfer Students?
Co-Author: Meghan Shea, Senior Analyst

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. CT | Room 211
Panel Paper - Employment Interventions for Workers with Low and Moderate Incomes: Overall Patterns and a Spotlight on Two Approaches
Implementation and Impacts of Four Employment Services Programs for Long-Term Unemployed: Interim Findings from the Ready to Work Partnership Grant Evaluation
Presenter: Jane Herr, Associate
Co-Author: Karin Martinson, Principal Associate

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